FORT WAYNE & /^LLE,>i CO.. IND.
ALLEN COUNTY PUBUC L|BRARY
3 183301201 0960
BRYANT FAMILY HISTORY
OF SPRINGFIELD, N. J.;
WASHINGTON CO., PA.; KNOX CO., OHIO;
AND WOLF LAKE, NOBLE CO., IND.
"Kvi. CLARA VAILE BRAIDEN
Fair is our lot — goodly is our heritage.
TO THE MEMORY OF OUR PIONEER
FATHERS AND MOTHERS, WHO BY
PERSONAL SACRIFICE AND THE GIFT
OF THEIR NOBLEST ENERGIES, BLAZED
THE WAY AND FOUGHT THE BATTLES
TO ESTABLISH THIS NATION OF
"Good blood — descent from the great and good —
is a high honor and privilege. He that lives
worthily of it is deserving of the highest esteem;
he that does not, of the deeper disgrace." — Colton.
"History should be painted as a stern goddess, with truth on her
right hand and memory on her left. While in the background
should appear tradition, hke a wandering light glimmering along the
quicksands of oblivion, and in the foreground should stand an angel
pointing to the future." — Sorrows of Nancy.
The history of this family discloses a long line of patriots,
and many pioneers worthy of permanent record. The history
of the first four generations is as complete as it could be made
by a diligent research of the records in the Congressional
Library of Washington and the public libraries of Chicago, of
Boston, New York, and other cities. Much data of the early
Bryants was obtained from records of the Holland Society of
New York, and from tombstone inscriptions at Springfield,
N. J., Connecticut Farms, N. J., Westfield, N. J., Mt. Freedom,
N. J.; from church records of early New York City and New
Jersey; from histories of Bergen, Morris, Hudson and Essex
counties, N. J., and from marriage records of Essex county.
Modern records have been obtained from family bibles and
other family records. More time could have been spent
searching records for early history of the family, but it was
thought best to publish at this time the material collected.
We trust that some interested descendant may carry on the
work. All persons having further data on the ancestors or
descendants of David Bryant or his wife are requested to send
a copy of the same to the undersigned for preservation. As
soon as enough additional data is received supplementary
pages will be issued. Delineations of character have but rarely
been attempted, since it would have been impossible to render
justice to all. The virtues ascribed by their kindred are a
gratif3dng testimony that many individuals of the later genera-
tions have been worthy descendants of an honored ancestry.
We learn from those yet living some of the characteristics of
the pioneer forefathers. The mothers stood side by side with
their pioneer husbands in the dignity and resolution required
to subdue and build up a new country. They truly possessed
great fortitude which enabled them to withstand the dangers
and privations encountered. They had refinement of char-
acter, the outgrowth of strong reHgious sentiment, and loyalty
of principles which gave Statehood as the outcome of the Uves
of these generations of pioneers, first in the East, then ever
An interest in the Bryant family led the compiler for more
than thirty years to collect data. A desire to become a
charter member of the Daughters of the American Revolution
in 1890 was the motive to inquire into the miHtary record of
David Bryant. An increasing interest in the research came
in meeting the Bryant family in the annual reunions. These
reunions have afforded valuable aid in collecting history and
traditions held in remembrance by the older members. How-
ever, traditions have not been used in the book except when so
stated or verified by records.
We thank the descendants who have assisted in any way.
We wish to mention especially Miss Ida E. Fisher, of Hebron,
Ind., and Mr. John M. Lindly, of Winfield, Iowa. We ask the
indulgence of the Bryant family for any inaccuracies, omissions,
or errors which may have occurred.
(Mrs.) Claea Vaile Braiden,
June, 19 13 RocHELLE, Illinois.
BRYANT FAMILY ASSOCIATION
A gathering of the Bryant relatives was proposed by Miss
Ida E. Fisher, of Hebron, Ind. After consultation with Mr.
Ehas W. Bryant, of Lafayette, Ind., and Miss Eva Bryant, of
Hebron, Ind., invitations were sent out to all the known rela-
tives. The result was the presence of one hundred and twenty-
four Bryant descendants at a meeting held in August, 1902, at
Hebron, Ind. Of those present a score were the grandchildren
of the revolutionary ancestor, David Bryant (No. 37, p. 31).
Some of these were octogenarians. Acquaintances and friend-
ships were formed among the relatives, who had been strangers,
and a desire to meet again. The second meeting was held
August 22, 1903, at Hebron, Ind. The Bryant Association
was then organized with the following ofi&cers :
President — Ehas W. Bryant, Lafayette, Ind.
Vice-President — Clara V. Braiden, Rochelle, 111.
Recording Secretary — Eva Bryant, Hebron, Ind.
Corresponding Secretary — Ida E. Fisher, Hebron, Ind.
Treasurer — M. C. Bryant, Hebron, Ind.
Historical Committee — Clara V. Braiden, Ida E. Fisher, Eva
Bryant. The following year J. M. Lindly, of Winfield, la.,
who is a well-informed historian, was added to this committee;
also Dora L. Bryant, of CHfton Forge, Va., and Adelaide Post,
of Carthage, Mo.
Committee on Badges — Mr. Oscar Dinwiddie, Hebron; Mrs.
Orah Doddridge, Mentone; Nettie Bryant and Laura Bryant
of Hebron, Ind.
The badge selected was the Bryant coat of arms. A recog-
nition card to be worn by those present at the reunions indicat-
ing ancestral Hne, from David Bryant (37), was also adopted.
Ten of these family reunions have been held; nine of them at
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Hebron, Ind., and the tenth, in 191 2, was held in Rochelle,
111., at the home of Mrs. C. V. Braiden. Fifteen states have
been represented. Reminiscences from older members formed
an interesting part of the programs. When the society de-
cided to publish a family history, the corresponding secretary
sent out the Claypool genealogical blanks to addresses of all
known Bryant descendants, and the information obtained
from these blanks and other correspondence was compiled by
Mrs. Clara V. Braiden.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
List of Illustrations xi
The Coat of Arms xiii
Dutch Records i
Bryants in America 23
Second Generation 24
Third Generation 24
Fourth Generation 27
Fifth Generation 29
New Jersey Branch 30
David Bryant, 1756-1835 32
Revolutionary War Record of David Bryant ... 34
Sixth Generation 36
Cooper Ancestry 42
White Ancestry 44
Herrick Ancestry 45
Seventh Generation 58
Vaile Ancestry 86
Eighth Generation 130
Ninth Generation 204
New Jersey Bryants 222
The Walich-Van Winkle Ancestry 229
Revolutionary War Record of Jacob Woolley, . . 234
Woolley and Woodruff Ancestry 235
War Record of Abram Roll Woolley 239
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
Agnew, Nancy B 54
Beau Manor 44
Blackstone, M. J 88
Braiden, Clara V 168
Braiden, Marion G 170
Brown, Anna W 200
• Bryant, Bessie E 186
Bryant Coat of Arms Frontispiece
Bryant, David 48
Bryant, David 100
Bryant, Elias 92
Bryant, Elias 130
Bryant, H. W 66
Bryant, Isaac 36
Bryant, J. A 98
Bryant, James E 90
Bryant, J. H 96
Bryant, John 60
Bryant, Joseph 38
Bryant, Joseph 86
Bryant, Lucretia D 68
Bryant, Maria F 36
Bryant, Mary A 62
Bryant, Samuel 40
Bryant, Simeon 46
Cooper, Charles W 84
Cooper, David 80
Cooper, Hannah D . 80
CoRT, Charles Edwin 172
CoRT, Maria V 172
Doddridge, Orah B 102
Doddridge, W. B 104
Eves, Ruby S 202
Fisher, Ida E 184
xii LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
Fisher, Nancy B 94
Gambell, Sylvanus, Wife and Child 208
Hall, Anna V . . . . 174
Hanna, John Walker and Family . . 162
Hayward, Belle F 182
Herrick Coat of Arms 42
Home of Simeon Bryant . 58
Hover, Martha no
Larminie, Hannah M 108
Lindly, Clarriet 160
Mitchell, Hannah B 50
Mitchell, Joseph R 106
Mitchell, Mathew 50
Mount, Linnie C 158
Post, A. C. and Family 112
Post, Charles C 190
Post, Elizabeth B 52
RiDGEWAY, Clarriet A 212
RiDGEWAY, Jennie L 160
RiDGEWAY, WiLMA J l6o
Sip Homestead 26
Stuckey, Pauline 126
Turner, Lillian E 180
Vaile, Caroline C 82
Van Winkle Homestead . 22
Walich-Van Winkle Coat of Arms xiii
Walker, John, and Family 162
Welsh, Agnew 196
Welsh, Bryant 122
Welsh, George H 118
Welsh, Jane B 56
Welsh, Margaret J 118
WALICH VAN WINKLE
ORIGIN OF THE NAME
Henry Barber, in his book on "British Family Names," says:
"The name Bryant is from Breaunt, a locahty in Normandy;
French, Briand, Briant." In "A Dictionary of Names," by
Mark Antony Lower, we find that Bryan (Bryant) is a Celtic
personal name of great antiquity, implying originally Regulus,
or Chieftain. H. A. Long, in "The Names We Bear," says:
" Briant, Bryan (whence Bryant) means strong. Mr. Versteeg,
of Holland Society, New York City, gives the Dutch speUing
Breyandt, meaning broad hand. In the early New Amsterdam
records the name is also spelled Breijandt."
The name is found on EngHsh records as early as the 13 th
century. A coat of arms was granted to Guy de Brian at this
period of time. The name is found in Dorsetshire, Gloucester-
shire, Somersetshire, Suffolk and Wiltshire.
THE COAT OF ARMS
Tradition gives the Bryants an English origin, they having
gone from England to Holland on account of rehgious persecu-
The Bryant coat of arms, in frontispiece, is that granted in
1634 to Thomas Bryant of Bampton, in Devonshire, age 28.
Description: Azure, a cross, or (gold) charged with a cinquefoil
(five leaves) between four lozenges, gules (red).
Crest: A flag azure (blue), charged with a saltier argent
Motto: Fortiter et Fidehty; i. e.. Boldly and Faithfully.
Cinquefoil (five leaf) signifies hope and joy, lozenges repre-
sent honesty and constancy, also held to be a token of noble
birth. Azure signifies loyalty and truth. Red donates mihtary
fortitude and magnaminity, or (gold) denotes generosity and
elevation of mind. Argent (silver) signifies peace and sincerity.
A saltier is a St. Andrew's cross, or a cross in the form of an
X. It is one of the nine greater or honorable ordinaries.
The system employed in compiling this genealogy is believed
to be the most approved in use at the present time. The aim
has been to simphfy so that it may be readily understood.
Each descendant has his own number, placed at the left of his
name. When the name is followed by a + mark on the right,
it occurs again in capital letters as the head of a family in the
succeeding generation with the same number. When de-
scendants do not have issue, their full biography, with a few
exceptions, will be found with their names first mentioned.
Small superior figures at the end of the names denote the
When tardy data was sent in, after numbering had been
completed, it was necessary to give the child the parents' num-
ber with a letter of the alphabet added. Conflicting dates have
been sent in, and dates given from memory are often errone-
ous. Some of the writing has been almost illegible, but many
letters have been sent out in the endeavor to secure correct in-
formation. If a name or date has been omitted, then it has
not been given. If notification of errors shall be given to the
secretary of the Bryant Association, corrections wiU be printed
and furnished to purchasers of the Bryant Genealogy.
Abt., about; bap., baptized; b., born; Ch., church; dau.,
daughter; deft., defendant; d., died; m., married; pltf., plaintiff;
R.D., Reformed Dutch; rec, record; unm., unmarried.
Usually genealogies follow only the line bearing the name of
the male ancestor. In the Bryant Genealogy a record has been
given, as far as obtainable, of all of the descendants of David
Bryant and Catherine Woolley Bryant of whatever name,
thus including the female lines of descent.
PIETER CORNELISSE & ANCESTOR
Bergen Reformed Dutch Church Record
Child ^ Date
bap. Apr. i8,
Pieter Cornelise None
1676 Hendrickje Aerts
[See for bap. p. 2 of these notes]
Pieter Cornelisse Willem Hoppe, young
Accepted as a Member of Bergen Reformed Dutch Church
May 29, 1672 Hendrickje Aerts, by Rev. Wilhelmus Nieuwen-
bap. Aug. 21, 1681
bap. June 30, 1684
bap. Apr. 2, 1684
Gerrit Van Dien
4, 1692 Catryna Hoppe
Hendrickje Aert, widow
of Pieter Cornelise Van
(This shows that Pieter Cornelisse had died in i6g2)
New York Reformed Dutch Church Baptisms
Jan Van de Bildt
. 10, 1 65 1 Soppe (Hoppe)
. 29, 1654
[This is another family]
* Hendrick je
* She may
have died young, or more probably m. Lambert H. Moll.
Capt. Jan De Vries
Evert Corn. Van der Wei
Sara & Tryntie Roelofs
Willem Beeckman & wife
is Foppe should be Hoppe]
* His mother was Catharina Hopper
FIRST GENERATION 3
Cornells Pieter Corneliszen Hendrick Happen
May 3, 1676 Hendrickje Hoppen (sic) Neeltje Cornells
[See for this the first Bergen entry]
New York Reformed Dutch Marriages
July 10, 1662 Cornells Aertszen, widower of Belitje Hendricks
Weyntje Elberts, wid. of Aert Willemszen
New York Baptism Record
Andries Fredrick Thomas Adriaen [Arie] Corneliszen
Aug. 23, 1673 Catharina Hoppe Sophia Jans
Andries Hendrick Hoppen Adriaen Corneliszen
Jan. 12, 1681 Marie Jans Geertis Hoppen
Note. — The daughters of the above family adopted the name of Van
ANCESTORS OF PIETER CORNELISZ BRYANT
Minutes of the Orphanmasters of New Amsterdam
Nov. 9, 1655. Cornells Clasen Swits & Tobias Teunissen
perished in the Indian massacre of September 15. Egbert Wouter-
sen, Tomas Hall and Cornelis Aertsen appointed managers of their
estate (especially cattle) left by them.
Geertje Hendrick widow of Andries Hoppe, deceased, appearing
states that her deceased husband has appointed as guardians of the
children Cornelis Aarsen and Lambert Huyhersen Mol, but has not
made a testament. It is ordered that said guardians shall inform
the Orphanmasters by inventory of the estate of Andries Hoppe,
dec'd, real and personal, debts and credits (1658).
Whereas Andries Hoppe has died and has left here besides the
widow & children some property and whereas he has named,
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before he died, as guardians of his infant children, Cornelis Aarsen,
and Lambert Huybersen Mol, Therefore deeming it necessary
that a proper inventory of the property may be taken to prevent
loss and injury to the widow and the children in their rights and
possessions, the orphanmasters herewith order said guardians to
take as soon as possible an inventory of the estate, including furni-
ture, property, real and personal, debts and credits here in the coun-
try and to report to the Orphanmasters who will then advise what
disposition of it shall be made. Dec. i8, 1658.
Jan. 8, 1659. The wife of Ryck Hendricksen had died in 1658.
Besides her husband she left Hendrick Rycken in his loth year
and dau. Gosewyn Rycken in her 9th year. Guardians Cornelis
Aarsen & Pieter Stoutenburgh.
Whereas Cornehs Aarsen & Lambert Huybertsen Mol have been
appointed by Andrees Hoppe before his death as guardians of his
children, Therefore having learned that an inventory has been
made of the property of deceased, the Orphanmasters hereby
direct said guardians to appear before this Board at the City Hall
next Wednesday, Feb. 26 & to show by inventory the condition
of the estate of Andrees Hoppe, dec'd, when such disposition shall
be made of it as shall be found proper. Feb. 19, 1658.
Feb. 26, 1659.
Geertje Hendricks comes with Cornelis Aarsen & Lambert
Huyberzen Mol, the guardians of the children of Andrees Hoppe,
dec'd, and said guardians report that they have agreed with the
widow Geertje Hendricks about a settlement on the children of
their paternal inheritance and 1000 guilders that is 200 for each
child have been allowed, but the agreement has not yet been
written out. So ordered.
Ryck Hendrickzen coming with Pieter Stoutenburgh and Cornelis
Aarsen, guardians of the children left by Ryck's deceased wife, the
guardians report that they have agreed with the widower & that
Ryck is to pay to each child on coming of age 50 guilders. Write
FIRST GENERATION 5
July 7, 1659. Pieter Lauwerens produces an account, according
to which Jacob Coppe [dec'd] still owes him a balance of no
guilders. The Orphanmasters order their Secretary to write to
Cornells Aarsen & Jan Van der Bill directing them not to take to
themselves any goods of Jacob Coppe dec'd before they have
proved to the Board their rights.
Aug. 2, 1659.
Before the Board appeared Cornells Aarsen who was informed of
some declarations, made before the Board, that the testament made
by Jacob Coppe had been destroyed. He says, that may be report-
ed by some people, because they would like it to be so; he requests
a copy of the declarations, which was allowed to him.
Sep. 27, 1659. Having seen that the Burgomasters & Schepens
of this City, after reading the statements of Willem Pietersen,
Master Paulus Van der Beecq, Pieter Lauwerensen & wife, do not
consider them sufficient to invalidate the last will and testament,
made by Jacob Coppe, dec'd, the orphanmasters have decided that,
for the best of the heirs, guardians and administrators must be
appointed, electing thereto Timotheus De Gabry & Isaac Kip.
Whereas Jacob Coppe has died and there has been found among
his papers and property here a testament made December 14, 1653,
before Notary D. Van Schelluyne & witnesses in favor of Lysbeth
Cornells, daughter of Cornells Aarsen & Merritje Jans, dau. of
Jan Van der Bilt, naming both heiresses of his estate. Therefore
the Orphanmasters have resolved to appoint administrators of said
estate, so that the heiresses may come to their own & they have
elected & authorized, as they hereby do, Timotheus De Gabry &
Isaac Kip, who are directed to make as soon as possible a complete
inventory of all the goods & property, etc.
Nov. 13, 1659. Cornells Aarzen & Jan Van der Bilt request that
they with some other persons may be authorized by the Worshipful
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Orphanmasters to administer upon the estate left by Jacob Coppe,
dec'd, as their children are heirs of his property. Granted.
Apr. 29, 1660. Before the Board appeared Cornells Aarzen who
requested that the settlement of the estate of Jacob Coppe, dec'd,
may go on, whereupon Jacobus Vis & Isaacq Kip were called in.
Jan Van der Bilt directed to appear before the Board a week from
date, showing inventory of cattle, lands etc, left by Coppe.
May 7, 1660. Before the Board appeared Jan Van der Bilt &
Cornells Aarzen, parents of the children named as his heirs by
Jacob Coppe, dec'd, in the testament executed before Notary Dirck
Van Schelluyne & witnesses. Said Jan Van der Bilt declares, that
he undertakes to pay for his child Merritje Jans, & for the child
of Cornells Aarsen, called Lyshet Cornells, the sum of 700 guilders
in wampum, or for each 350 gldrs, out of the property left by Jacob
Coppe in goods, lands and otherwise, including the charges on his
farm, viz. 30 guilders still due to Tousein Bryeel for the land; he
binds as security for the payment of said 700 guilders to the Orphans
Court here said farm & cattle & generally his person & property,
real & personal, present & future, nothing excepted, subject to all
Courts & laws.
May 23, 1660. Before us the underwritten Orphanmasters of
the City of Amsterdam in New Netherland, appeared Geertje
Hendricks, widow of Andrees Hoppe, dec'd, who stated she would
give to her children Catrina, Wilhelmus, Hendrick, Matthys &
Adolf Hoppe, as their share of their father's estate, the sum of
1000 guilders, or 200 gldrs to each child at once & not more when
they came of age or married, according to the agreement; made with
the chosen guardians Cornells Aarssen & Lambert Huybersen Mol
and executed before Notary Mattheus De Vos & witnesses March 6,
Aug. 6, 1660.
[Geertje Hoppe] was asked what had become of the 13 bearskins,
6 elkhides & 170 deerskins sent to Holland. She answers she had
not sent any deerskins to Holland, only the bearskins & elkhides,
FIRST GENERATION 7
but in partnership with Cornells Aarsen . . . The Orphan-
masters direct that Cornells Aarzen & wife, Geertje Hendricks,
Jacobus Vis & Isaack Kip shall be summoned for next Monday.
Aug. 9, 1660. Jacobus Vis & Isaack Kip, administrators of the
estate of Jacob Coppe, dec'd, came with Cornells Aarsen & wife,
Jan Vander Bilt & Geertje Hendricks . . . Cornells Aarsen
& Jan Van der Bilt asked whether they knew anything about it
[some items in the inventory], said no.
Nov. 17, 1660. Cornells Aarzen is asked, what shall be done to
collect from his wife's sister* the money due to the estate of Jacob
Coppe & whether execution shall be ordered. He asks for delay
until the next session, so that he may speak with Jan Van der Bilt.
*This wife's sister was Geertje Hendrick's widow [wife] of Andries
March 2, 1662. Weyntje Elberts, wid. of Aart Willemsen de-
livers an inventory of her property & requests, that Burgomaster
Paulus Leendersen Van der Grift & Symon Jansen Romeyn be
appointed guardians of her children, which is allowed & they are
to make an agreement with her according to the following order:
Whereas Weyntje Elberts, widow of Aart Willemsen intends to
marry again & take Cornells Aarssen, widower of Beletje Hendrlckn,
as husband and whereas said Weyntje has four minor children by
said Aart Willemsen upon whom before the solemnization of her
marriage she is willing to settle their paternal inheritance, so that
when they come of age or marry they may have their own, therefore
the Orphanmasters of this City herewith after communication with
and approbation of the widow, appoint the Hon. Paulus Leendersen
Van der Grift, at present burgomaster of this City & Simon Jansen
Romeyn, burgher & inhabitant here, as guardians, who are author-
ized to make as guardians & administrators with the widow such an
agreement on behalf of the children concerning what comes to them
from their father's estate by a complete inventory & appraisal,
statement of debts & credits, as justice may require & to report
the same to this Board for approval.
8 BRYANT GENEALOGY
March 9, 1662.
Before us the Orphanmasters of the City of Amsterdam in New
Netherland appeared Weyntje Elberts widow of Aart Willemsen
who declared that according to the agreement made with Burgo-
master Paulus Leendersen Van der Grift & Symon Jansen Romeyn,
Burgher residing here, guardians of said Weyntje's children she
truly owes to her children Willem* Annetje, Elbert &" Evert Arents*
the sum of 2200 guilders for their paternal inheritance, that is to
each child 550 gldrs, for which she gives as security to the orphans
chamber a mortgage on her house, mill & lot on the Eastside of the
Heere Straat. (Broadway)
* As there was no child Hendrickje Arents or Aerts among these
children it is plain that Hendrickje Aerts could not have been the
stepsister of Pieter Cornelissen Van Steenwyck Breyant.
Mrch. 23, 1662, The son [Aart Cornelissen] of Cornells Aarsen,
appearing says that Willem the orphaned son of Margriet Samuel
has Hved for some time at his parents' house & his father after the
death of his mother has turned the farm over to him, he requests the
Orphanmasters to leave said Willem in his service. He is told,
first to speak with Willem & then to come with him to the next
session of the Board.
Year Book Holland Society for 1900.
Dec. 10, 1666.
Fietske Gerrits, late wife of Jan Jacobsz De Vries, died, leaving
4 minors: Gerrit, Oewe, Mynske and Grietie Janske (De Vries).
Jan Jacobsz informs orphanmasters that he intends to marry Briete
Olofs, widow of dec'd. Pieter Cornelissen Sweet. Foeke Jansz &
Cornells Aerts appointed guardians of above 4 children.
Dec. 10, 1666. Pieter CorneHssen, alias the Swede, had died
leaving daughter Margrieta Pietersz, and widow Brieta Oloffs.
Her farm situate opposite Stuyvesant's farm.
From this and above entry it will be shown that Pieter Cornelisz
FIRST GENERATION 9
Sweet and Pieter Cornelisz Van Steenwyck or Bryant were two dis-
tinct persons, having no relationship. As guardians of Margrieta
Pietersz were appointed Pieter Stoutenburgh & Jan Jansz Lange-
straet (Longs treet). Nor was this Pieter CorneKsz Sweet any
relation of Cornells Aerts.
Sep. 19, 1657. Tryntie Hendricks, widow of Cors Pietersz.
Children Cornelis Corssen Cornelissen, 12 years, Pieter 6 years and
Hendrick Corssen CorneHssen 3 years old. She intends to marry
[Year Book Holland Soc. for N. Y. as above.]
Court Minutes of New Amsterdam.
Vol. II, p. 373.
This day 10 April, 1658, Claas Teunisen, farm servant, Hving on
Cornelis Aarsen^s bouwery, appears before me Joannes Nevius,
Secretary on the part of the Burgomasters & Schepens of the City of
Amsterdam in N. Netherland, and declares to appeal to the Director
General & Council of N. Netherland from the judgment pronounced
by the Court of this City in date of 8th April, between him & Pieter
Van de Linde.
May 6, 1658. Cornelis Aarsen v. s. Pieter Jansen & Gerrit his
partner, defts. Defts. in default.
Vol. Ill, p. 12.
Sep. 17, 1658. Cornelis Aarsen demands from Cristiaan Baren-
zen's widow 100 guilders in beavers arising from the sale of a horse.
Deft, says she has no objection to it, but has no beavers, offers to
pay in seawant at beavers price. The Court orders deft, to pay
pltf. the sum demanded within 14 days in beavers.
p. 33. Sep. 2, 1659.
Raghel Van Tienhoven demands from Cornelis Aarsen according
to obligation 401 gldrs, saying thereon is paid 2 skepels winterwheat,
I skepel of white & i skepel of gray pease, 99 gldrs. 4 stivers. Deft.
says he offered an ox to which pltf. answers she does not know what
to do with it. Referred to arbitrators.
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Vol. Ill, p. 146.
Mrch 16, 1660.
Raghel Van Tienhoven demands from Cornells Aarzen 401 gldrs
according to obligation whereon she declares she has received 99
gldrs 4 stivers in zeawant & i skepel of white pease at 3 gldrs. & i
skepel of gray peas at 4 gldrs & 2 skepels of wheat at 5 gldrs the
skepel, amounting together to 117 guilders. Deft, denies owing so
much producing an offset a/cc but without date. Pltf. demands
costs of suit. The Court orders deft, to pay pltf. according to
obligation, deducting the 117 gldrs pltf. acknowledges to have
received, Sz: if any further payment has been made on the obligation
he shall have duly to prove it.
Jan. 25, 1661. The Court refer the matter in dispute between
J. J. Van de Langh Straat (Longstreet) and Simon De Sweedt to
Cornells Aarsen & Pieter Stoutenburgh as arbitrators.
p. 376. Oct. 4, 1661.
Francois De Bruyn demands from Cornells Aarzen 5 beavers for
^2 aam of French wine, drawn in his name at the funeral of Jacob
Coppe, dec'd. Deft, admits the wine was drawn in his name, but
says he cannot obtain any proceeds from the estate. The Court
orders deft, to pay pltf.
p. 424. Dec. 13, 1661.
Cornells Aarsen pltf. vs. Lodowyck Pos, deft. Deft, in default.
Vol. IV, p. 2.
Jan. 3, 1662.
Cornells Aarsen as curator of the residuary estate of Jacob Coppe,
dec'd, demands from Lodvwyck Pos 24 gldrs. in bvrs, according to
obligation. The Court order deft, to deposit the money with the
Secretary of this City.
p. 267. June 26, 1663.
Freryck Flipzen, pltf. vs. Cornells Aarzen deft. Deft, in default.
FIRST GENERATION ii
Vol. V, p. 31. Feb. 24, 1664.
Among the 94 subscribers towards a City loan of 27500 guilders
towards repairing New Amsterdam's fortifications Cornells Aarzen
was one among 48 subscribing 100 guilders each.
p. 41. Mrch 25, 1664.
Thomas Hall, pltf. vs. Cornells Aarenzen & wife, defts. Both in
p. 52. May 6, 1664.
Jan Vigne, Eghbert Wouterzen, Cornelis Aarzen, Aart Corneliszen,
Severy Lauwerens & Cornelis Jacobsen Stil appearing with the
R*. Hon. D^ General [Stuyvesant], Jan Vigne states that the
General has enclosed the Highway heretofore made use of & made
another road, which is not passable in winter. Whereunto the
Hon. General answered he shall attend to it.
p. 225. Apr. 19, 1665.
Among those ordered taxed to pay for the maintenance of the
English soldiery on Manhattan, Cornelis Aarsen, living outside the
land gate (Broadway), was assessed 2 guilders weekly.
Vol. VI, p. 13.
June 6, 1666,
In the case in dispute between Thomas Hal att of Willem Beeck-
man & Jan Vinge & Cornelis Aertzen on the one side pltfs., against
Wolfert Webber on the other side, deft, the U. Court at deft's
request orders that the land in question shall be again surveyed at
his own expense by the surveyor Cortelyou in presence of Alderman
Cornelis Van Ruyven, Pieter Stoutenburgh & Jan Langestraat
[Longstreet], and — on behalf of deft. — Mr. Jacob Kip. Which
done, said persons are requested to settle the question between
parties, if possible & reconcile them; if not to report their verdict
to the W. Court.
p. 17. June 12, 1666.
Dirck Gerrits Van Tright demands from Cornelis Aertsen delivery
of 2 horses & a foal bought by him from deft, for 925 in seawant.
Deft, demands that pltf. shall give security for the promised money,
as he is given a long time to pay. The U. Court having heard
12 BRYANT GENEALOGY
parties order pltf. to enter security within 8 days on pain of the
trade being declared null.
N.B. This June 12 pltf. gave as his security Casper Steinmets.
p. 67. Apr. 2, 1667.
Jacob Van Couwenhoven, Egbert Woutersen, Cornells Aartsen,
Albert Leendertsen & 3 Commissioners from the Bench to be present
at the surveying of land in dispute between
Wolfert Webber [a Minton ancestor]
April 16, 1667.
In the matter in question between the Rev. D°. Johannes Mega-
polensis, Dom^; Samuel Drisius & M^ CorneHs Van Ru3r^ren on the
one side and Cornells Aertsen, Huygh Barentsen & CorneUs Jacobsen
Stille on the other side, regarding the tilUng of the land & the pastur-
ing of cattle in the common, the U. Mayor's Court appointed the
newly elected & old retiring Overseers of Roads & Fences, who are
requested to examine the matter, to hear arguments & if possible
to decide the case; if not to report to the U. Court.
p. 118. Mrch 10, 1668.
Thomas Breden sued John Garland for payment of debt in
p. 118. Mrch 10, 1668.
M^ Paulus Leendersen Van de Grift & M^ AUard Anthony,
pltfs, against Jan Bastiaensen, deft. The U. Court having heard
parties order (with free consent of parties) that the case shall be
referred to impartial arbitrators and to this end the U. Court
elects Thomas Hal, Egbert Woutersen, Jan Langestraet (Long-
street) and Cornells Aertsen, who are hereby authorized to hear the
matter in question argued by parties after examination, to decide
this if possible, to reconcile them, & to report their conclusion to the
U. Court on the next day.
Vol. I, p. 316.
May 31, 1655.
Thomas Hall ^Cornells Aertsen pltfs, contra Dirck d'Pottebacker,
Pieter Linde, Hendrick Van Dyck, Paulus Leednertsen, Jan
FIRST GENERATION 13
Geraerdy, Pieter Stoutenburgh & Egbert Woutersen, defts. Pltfs.
& all the defts. (except Pieter Linde) in default.
p. 320. June 7, 1655.
Thomas Hall & Cornells Aertsen, in quaHty of overseers, appointed
by the Hon. Director General & Council, of the Common Fences on
the Island of Manhattan Pltfs vs. Pieter Van de Linde, Hendrick
Van Dyck, the wife of Paulus Leend'' Van die Grift and Egbert
Defts. accused of not attending to their share in the repairing of
the fence of the common pasture land on Manhattan Island.
Vol. II, p. 91. May i, 1656.
Cornells Jansen, Woodsawyer, says that in the last trouble with
the Indians Cornells Aertsen requested and engaged him to remain
with him on the General's (Stuyvesant's) Bouwery, and that he
would pay him therefor as much as the others, being Frenchmen.
And as each of the Frenchmen received for his part 25 gldrs, he
requests that deft, be condemned to pay him Hkewise 25 gldrs. Deft,
acknowledges that during the late troubles (in September, 1655) with
the Indians he requested & engaged pltf. on the Hon. General's
Bouwery on aforesaid conditions; but that he did so in the absence
of the Hon. General, by the order of Fiscal Tienhoven. Maintains
he must look to the Fiscal, but offers to pay pltf., if he may deduct it
from the rent of the Bouwery. Parties being heard, the Court
decide as Corn^ Aertsen engaged & hired pltf. CorneHs Jansen as
aforesaid he is bound to pay him as well as the others, who were
then there. Therefore deft, is condemned to satisfy pltf., saving his
guarantee against whomsoever gave him orders & directions to
p. 92. May I, 1656.
Thomas Hall & Cornells Aersen in their quality as Overseers of
Fences on the Island of Manhattan commissioned by the Director
General & Council, pltfs. contra Ide Van Vorst, Hendrick Pietersen,
Claes Pietersen Cos, Jan Vinje, Leendert Aerden, CorneHs Jacobsen
Stille, Wolfert Webber, Gerrit Hendricksen & Jacob SchelHnger,
Demanded to bear their equal share in the cost of repairing the
fence for the common pasturage.
14 BRYANT GENEALOGY
p. 117. June 19, 1656.
Cornelis Jansen, Woodsawyer, states whereas Cornells Atrtsen
fails to pay him according to judgment dated i^* May last, he
requests the Court to give orders that he may be paid. So ordered.
p. 125. June 26, 1656.
Andries Lourensen, Sergeant, demands payment of a balance of
24 guilders for wages earned & agreed upon, by Thomas Hall &
Cornelis Aertsen. Deft. Thomas Hall acknowledges the debt; says
it was incurred for the Common Fence ; requests as those who have
cattle fail to pay their quota, that they be constrained thereto.
Pay in 3 days.
p. 127. Julys, 1656. [Seep. 141. July 10, 1656.]
W". Beeckman, Tomas Hall & Wolfert Webber, pltfs., contra
Leendert Aerden & Cornelis Jacobs Stille, defts. Pltfs. complain
about damage done to their tilled land by cattle of defts. Cornelis
Aertsen & Dirck Clasen to value the damage & act as arbitrators.
p. 131. July 3, 1656.
Nicasius De Sille in quality as Schout (prosecutor) of this City
vs. Dirck Clasen Braeck, deft. For that deft, on last Sunday
afternoon during the sermon tapped for & gave drink to 3 or 4
different persons against the placard & ordinance. Deft, denies
the same; says he only treated Nicolaes Verleth, Corn^ Aertsen &
Ide Van Vorst & their wives to a drink of beer, through friendship
and good neighborhood, without taking a penny therefor, as they
did him many favors heretofore when after his cattle. Parties
being heard, deft, is excused with a warning, this being his first
offence, & pltfs. demand herein dismissed.
Nicasius de Sille in his quahty as Schout pltf. vs. Cornelis Aersen,
Ide Van Vorst & their servants, defts. For that their servantmen
raced last Sunday evening after the sermon, within the City, with
horses & wagons & much noise & singing, from which great damage
& disaster might have arisen. Concludes, therefore, that defts.
or their servants be condemned each in a fine of £4 — Flemish.
Cornelis Aersen & Ide Van Vorst, as masters of their servants, for
FIRST GENERATION 15
their committed fault, condemned each in a fine and penalty of
p. 141. July 10, 1656.
Whereas Dirck Clasen is frequently absent on business, the
Court has, at the request of W"'. Beeckman, appointed in his place
Ide Van Vorst, who is authorized with Cornells Aertsen to value the
damage (as noted on p. 10 of these notes, July 3, 1656, p. 127 of
New Amst. records).
Pieter Cornelissen, carpenter & millwright, had died prior to
Jan. 22, 1660. Vol. 3, p. 108.
Documents relating to the Colonial History of New York.
Vol. I, p. 195:
Before me CorneHs Van Tienhoven, Sec^. of New Netherland,
appeared Cornells Arlssen, aged about j6 years, who at the request
of Cornells Leendersen, deposes, — that it is true that he accom-
panied Jacob Stoffelsen & Gerrit Dyrksen into the fort on the day
after the attack on the Indians & there heard the Director [kieft]
say: " 'Tis the fault of the freemen that the Indians were attacked —
but yojar neighbor, Abraham Planck, was well aware of it, who
might have warned you." All which deponent declares to be fact
& truth. Done in Fort Amsterdam, 28 March, 1643, ^^ New
The mark X of Cornells Arlssen.
At that time Cornells Aersen doubtless was Hving at Pavonia
Vol. II, p. 183.
Emigrants to the Colony of the City of Amsterdam, on the
Delaware River, from 1657 to 1661. Cornells Aertsen of Zeven-
hoven, his boy & nephew.
Zevenhoven, or Sevenhoven, a village about 12 miles northeast
of Ley den.
Vol. XIII, p. 419-
We who have hereunto subscribed our names are wilHng to take
our dividends or lots, at the furthest New Dorpe or village (Marble-
town) when the governor shall please to give the order for the laying
them out unto us. Esopus (Kingston, N. Y.), Sep. 26, 1668.
Cornells Arson, and 23 others.
i6 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Documents relating to Col. Hist, of N. Y.
Vol. XIV, p. 377.
To D^ Stu5rvesant & Council of New Netherland:
Shows with due reverence Johannes Theod. Polheym, preacher,
that he has some time ago bought from Cornells Aerssen a parcel
of land lying in the village of Midwout (Long Island), & as a pay-
ment of 100 guilders has become due, petitioner finds himself
compelled to request that your Honors will please to pay for his
account, debiting the same lor it, so much to Cornells Aerssen.
The Acting Receiver is ordered to pay for the account of the
petitioner 100 gldrs to Cornells Aerssen.
Dec. 21, 1656, at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland.
Calendar of Dutch Manuscripts.
Sep. 12, 1648. Note. Cornells Arentsen of Pavonia (Jersey
City) to Isbrandt Dircksen Goethardt for 322 guilders in seewant.
[Calendar of Dutch Manuscripts]
This will show that before locating on Manhattan Cornells Aertsen
had settled at Pavonia. Thence he seems to have gone to Mid-
wout, L. L, and from there to Manhattan Island.
There was also a very prominent merchant, Cornells Jacobsen
Steenwyck, living at New Amsterdam at the time, but there is not
the least evidence to connect him with Pleter Cornellssen Bryant
Hackensack Reformed Dutch Church Records
Child &° Date Parents Witnesses
Lysbeth Pieter Cornelisse Breyandt Gerrit Van Dien
Mrch 26, 1686 Hendriktie Arents Angenitie Strickers
Sep. 29, 1700
June 28, 1702
Feb. 20, 1703
Margrit Simese Van
Simeon Jacobse Van
Winckel & wife Antie
Aug. 27, 1704
Apr. 24, 1709
June 5, 1709
Dec. 7, 1709
Apr. 22, 1 7 10
Jan. 3, 1714
Jan. 23, 1715
Margritie Van Winckel
Margrita Simese Van
Trintie S. Van Winckel
Margrita S. Van Winckel
Margrita S. Van Winckel
Gerrit Van Dien
Siarel Housman *
& wife Hendriktie
* A Hoppe relation
& wife Antie
Margrytie Van Winckel
Cornelis 1 ^i j^
Antie ) Breyandt
& wife Trintie
Jacob S. Van Winckel
& wife Jakemintie
Catr. Ackerman, wife of Jan
Cornells Nic. Kip
Jan. 1,1700 AntiQ Breyandt
Jacob Nic. Kip
Dec. 14,1702 Antie Breyandt
Annatie Nic. Kip
Jan. 3, 1706 Antie Breyandt
Catrina Nic. Kip
Sep. 12, 1708 Antie Breyandt
Elisabeth Nic Kip.
Mrch II, 1 71 1 Antie Breyandt
(She was wife of Mattys
Marg. S. Van Winkel
Vrouwtie Van Dien
& wife Mary
Antie Miggiel Schors
Dec. 16, 1 71 1 Elisabeth
Cornelia Hendrik Van Gisse
Sep. 16, 1716 Sara Romeyn
After this the number of other & later family connections increases
to such an extent that they crowd out the earlier & now more distant
Hopper relations as baptismal witnesses & vice versa.
Isack Van Gisse
Louwerens Egbert Ackermans
Jan. 18, 1708 Elisabeth Breyandt
Geertie Egbert Ackerman
May 2, 1 7 14 Elis. Breyandt
Same remark as above.
Isack Van Gyse
Vrouwtie Van Dien
Cornelia Pieter De Groot
Oct. 13,1700 'Qelitie Van Schaieck
It is stated that Cornelis Aerts' children, born in this country, took the
name Van Schaick. Note the witnesses.
Nov. I, 1702
Pieter De Groot
Belitie Van Schaick
Matthys Hoppe, &
A daughter of Jan DeGroot
Pieter De Groot
Belitie Van Schaieck
Gerrit Van Dien
Belitie, wife of G. Jurrise
Dina Pieter De Groot Jacob De Groot
Aug. 12, 1705 Belitie Van Schaick Antie Hoppe
The entries on pp. 82, 85 & 89 are strong indications of the relationship
between Van Schaick & Hopper.
Dec. 8, 1700
Gerrit Van Dien
Elisabeth Gerrit Leydekker Siarel Huysman
Aug. 9, 1696 Neeltie Cornelisse Hendriktie Arentse
It is quite probable that a close and critical study of the Hackensack
records and a thorough knowledge of family relations would still further
disclose the relationship between Cornelis Aertse & Pieter Cornelissen
Bryant & the Van Schaicks.
Members of the Reformed Dutch Church of New
Amsterdam Between 1649 & 1660
N. Y. Biogr. & Geneal. Record
Vol. 9, p. 45
Lambert Moll & Tryn Pieters his wife
Baptisms Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam:
Child &° Date Parents Witnesses
Geertje Lambert Huybertszen Moll Pieter Wolfertszen
Sep. 6, 1648
Mrch 23, 1642
Cornelis Lambert Huybertszen
May 4, 1 66 1 Hendrickje Cornelis
This doubtless accounts for Lambert Huyberts' Moll being in the
Hopper Aerts family circle. After the death of his ist wife he married
20 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Hendrickje to all appearances the daughter of Cornells Aerts [probably
In the absence of any absolute, primary documentary proof of
the close relationship between Pieter Cornelissen Van Steenwyck or
Bryant and Cornelis Aertsen of Manhattan Island we have to rely
on secondary or circumstantial proof or evidence. And this is
abundantly furnished, especially by the baptismal records.
In the first place, the name or patronymic of the subject of our
investigation was Cornelissen which according to the well estab-
lished Dutch and New Netherland usage of the time meant that he
was the son of Cornelis. The investigator, in his extensive search,
has found only one Cornelis among the very many bearing this
name who could logically have been the parent of Pieter Cornelissen
Bryant, and this CorneHs was Cornelis Aertsen.
There existed a very close relationship between the Hopper and
Cornelis Aertsen families, as shown by the baptismal records, first
of New Amsterdam, where [see p. i of the notes] Cornelis Aertsen
& his wife Belitje Hendricks were constant witnesses at the baptisms
of Hoppe or Hopper children. The wife of Andries Hoppe & the
wife of Cornelis Aertsen were sisters. The baptismal records of
Bergen show the close relationship — thro their continually acting
as witnesses for each other — between the Cornelissen and Hopper
families. This generation were cousins, through their mother.
At the baptism [p. i of notes] of Dierck son of Fredrick Thomassen
& Catryna Hoppe, Hendrickje Aert, wid. of Pieter Cornelise was a
witness. Why? Because through her deceased husband she was
a cousin by marriage of Catryna Hoppe. On page i of the notes
we find Lambert Huybertszen Mol acting as a witness with Arie
Corneliszen for a child of Andries Hoppe. Why? Doubtless because
having recently married Hendrickje Cornelis (dau. of Cornelis
Aertsen) he, Mol, — through his wife, — had become a relative of
the Hoppers. These notes also contain several instances where
Cornelissens acted as witnesses at Hopper baptisms and vice
The Hackensack baptismal records again bear testimony to the
close relationship between the Breyants & the Hoppers, as indi-
cated through their continually officiating as witnesses for each
other, and interrelated families. Note also at the foot of p. 13 of
FIRST GENERATION 21
these notes that both Hendricktie Arens [wid. of Pieter Cornelissen
Van Steenwyck or Bryant] and Hendrick Hoppe were witnesses, in
1700, at the baptism of a daughter of Belitie Van Schaick. On
p. 53, Vol. 7, of the N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical Record it
is stated that the children of Cornelis Aertse & Belitje Hendricks
took the name Van Schaick. All except Hendrickje bap. July 7,
1 64 1, who probably died unmarried. We ^wo7£^ that she did not,
but married Lambert Huybertszen Mol.
Therefore the Van Schaicks and Bryants were brothers and sisters,
which accounts for their often acting as witnesses for or with each
other under the name of Cornelissen, as well as once at Hackensack
under the name of Van Schaick & Hendricktie Arens or Aerts as the
wid. of Pieter Cornelissen.
The question of why Pieter Cornelissen then did not share in his
paternal inheritance [p. 53, Vol. 7, N. Y. Gen. & Biogr. Record]
remains to be considered. Pieter doubtless was the oldest son of
Cornelis Aertsen and settled in New Jersey while his younger broth-
ers and sisters were growing up, and assisting their father on his
farm. As happened with so many older sons who set out for them-
selves, he doubtless had received advances from his father which
fully covered his share in the paternal inheritance. If we could
find Cornelis Aertsen' s will, this would have been stated, as it was
stated in the wills of many later testators which have come down to
us. Pieter was busy developing his Bergen or Hackensack hold-
ings which occupied all his time and energy, and at the time of
Pieter's marriage to Hendrickje Aerts (July 10, 1670) his father had
Joining the various Hnks in the chain of secondary or circum-
stantial evidence, as shown in the accompanying notes, there can
be no doubt that Pieter Cornelissen Van Steenwyck or Bryant was
the son of Cornelis Aertsen of Manhattan.
It is not plain why Cornelis Aerts' younger children should have
taken the name Van Schaieck. There is a Schaick, a neighborhood,
section or district, 2}4 miles northeast of Leerdam in the province
of South Holland, besides 2 polders (drained lakes) in the same
location. There are also two manors. Great and Little Schaick,
1)4 miles northeast of Scherpenzeel in the province of Gelderland,
and about 25 or 30 miles distant from Steenwyck in the Province of
22 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Aardrykskundig Woordenboek van Nederland, by S. Gille
Heringa. 3d Edition, 1874.
It was nothing unusual among the Holland Dutch in those early
pioneer days for children of the same parents to adopt entirely
different family names. It, in reality, occurred so often that the
practice almost became a custom. This custom doubtless accounts
for the disappearance of many descendants of early pioneers from
the records. Those descendants adopted certain names and
where the records do not clearly indicate the connection or relation-
ship between the bearer of the original name and the bearers of the
later adopted name, the means of identification are lost.
N. Y., Dec. 10, 191 2. DiNGMAN Versteeg.
BRYANTS IN AMERICA
CoRNELis Aertszen (Bryant^), b. 1607, probably in Steen-
wick, Holland; m. (ist) Belitje Hendricks, who died before
March 2, 1662. He m. (2nd) July 10, 1662, Weyntje
Elberts, widow of Aert Willemszen (N. Y. R. D. ch. rec,
Marriages). Cornelis Aertszen was in New Netherlands (now
New York) prior to 1650.
His children by his first marriage were :
2. I. Pieter Cornelisse Breijandt (see Dutch rec, p. 16);
m. Hendrickje Arentse +
3. H. Hendrickje Breijandt, b. July 7, 1641; m. Lambert
Huybersen Moll (Dutch rec, p. 19).
4. III. Arie (Adriaen) Breijandt, b. July 9, 1642; m. Rebecca
5. IV. Hendrick Breijandt, b. Sept. 23, 1646; m. Geertie
Hoppe. (Dutch rec, p. i.)
6. V. Lysbeth Breijandt, b. Oct. i, 1651.
Cornelis Aertszen, the founder of the American branch of the
Dutch family of Breyant, Hke so many thousands of others (says
Mr. Dingman Versteeg of New York, an expert on the records of
early Holland Dutch in this country, and who has made extensive
research on the Bryant ancestry), appears to have been known and
referred to only by his patronymic. One of his sons seems to have
adopted the family name of Breyant [a customary proceeding
which was regarded as both proper and legal]. Tradition states
that two brothers of the family of Bryant went from England to
Holland to escape rehgious persecution. They may have married
in Holland before then, or more probably their descendants emi-
grated to America. The custom of taking surnames, sometimes,
of a near relative makes it possible that Pieter CorneHsse adopted
the name of Breyant, which may have belonged to the maternal
side of the house. As in most all similar instances, the evidence
24 . BRYANT GENEALOGY
appears to be only circumstantial. Sufl&cient time has not been
taken to solve this problem.
Cornelis Aertszen was worthy in every respect, enterprising and
public-spirited, a pioneer entitled to recognition among the founders
of this great nation. He was in New Netherlands prior to 1650
and took a prominent part in the affairs of his day, "so you cer-
tainly have reason to be proud of him."
2 SECOND GENERATION
PiETER CoRNELissE Breyandt^ (Comelis Aertszen^), b.
prior to 1650; d. 1692; m. July 31, 1670, Hendrickje Arentse.
Marriage rec, Bergen R. D. ch., p. 281, Holland Society copy:
"July 10, 1670, Banns Piet Cornelisse Van Steenwyck (Brey-
andt) young man, and Henrickje Arentse, young woman;
married July 31, 1670, before the court at Bergen."
7. I. Annatie (Annatje Anna Breyandt), bap. Sept. 10,
1671; m. Dec. 20, 1691, Nicassius Kip; m.
(2nd) Oct. 10, 1 7 13, Isaac Van Gysse+
8. II. Geertruyd Breyandt, bap. Nov. 8, 1673; witnesses,
Hendrick CorneHssen and Hendrickji Aerts-f-
9. HI. Cornelius Breyandt, b. Apr. 18, 1676; m. Dec. 7,
1700, Margrita Simese Van Winkel-f-
10. IV. Arent Breyandt, bap. Oct. 7, 1678; witnesses, WilHam
Hoppe and Marritje Arentse (p. 69, Holland
11. V. Andries Breyandt, bap. Aug. 21, 1681, at Bergen,
N. J.; witnesses, Matys Hoppe +, Mynonn
12. VI. Andries Breyandt, bap. June 30, 1684; witnesses,
Matys Hoppe and M3nionn Paulase.
13. VII. Lyzabet (Elizabeth) Breyandt, bap. Mar. 26, 1686;
m. Oct. 26, 1695, Roelf Bongaert+
7 THIRD GENERATION
Annatie Breyant^ (Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis Aertszen^),
b. Sept. 10, 1671; m. Dec. 20, i69i,Nicasius Kip, b. abt. 1660,
THIRD GENERATION 25
New Anstel (New Castle) on the South or Delaware River in
Delaware; d. in latter part of 171 2; son of Hendrick H. Kip
and Anna de Sill. Both Nicasius Kip and his wife Annatie
were admitted to membership in the Hackensack ch. Sept. 22,
1694. Both were witnesses to a baptism Oct. 4, 171 2, soon
after which Nicasius died. Since his widow m. Isaac Van
Gysse, widower of Hildegond Kuj^Der. (History Preakness
Ref . Ch. by Rev. George Labaw, p. 45.) He was made a deacon
Apr. 16, 1695.
14. I. Isaak Kip, bap. 1697; witnesses, Gertruy Breyandt
and Siarel Huysman.
15. II. Cornelis Kip, bap. Jan. i, 1700; witness, An tie Jurkse,
wife of Mattys Hoppe.
16. III. Jacob Kip, bap. Dec. 14, 1702; witnesses, Mattys
Hoppe and Marg. S. Van Winkel.
17. IV. Annatie Kip, bap. Jan. 3, 1706; witnesses, Roelof
Bongaert and Elis Breyandt.
18. V. Catrina Kip, bap. Sept. 12, 1708; witnesses, Egbert
Ackerman and Vrouwtie Van Dien.
19. VI. Elisabeth ICip, bap. Mar. 11, 1711; witnesses, Hen-
drick Hoppe and wife Mary.
Geertruyd Breyandt^ (Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornehs Aerts-
zen^), bap. Nov. 8, 1673; m. Oct. 26, 1695, Roelf (Ralph)
Bongaert of Hackensack, N. J., son of Cornelisse Janse Boom-
gaert or Bongaert, Bongart; descendants known as Bogart of
Flushing. (See Bergens, Kings Co., p. 42.)
Children: ru o i. •*. t
bap. Sept. 29, 1700; witnesses, Jan
20. Hendrickie Bongaert
21. Marretie Bongaert
Bongaert, Lammertie Bongaert,
Cornelis Breyandt, Antie Breyandt.
Cornelius Bryant^ (Pieter Cornehsse,^ CorneHs Aertszen^),
b. Apr. 18, 1676, in Bergen, N. J.; d. 1729-30; m. Dec. 7, 1700,
Margrietje (Marguerite) Simese Van Winkel, who was bap.
26 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Nov. 4, 1676; d. Dec. i, 1730; dau. of Symon Jacobse Van
Winkel, bap. July 24, 1653, and Annatje Arianse Sip, dau. of
Claas A. Sip. An abstract of his will is given as follows in Vol.
23, p. 68, New Jersey Archives : Cornells (Cornelius) Breyandt
of Elizabethtown, Essex Co., yeoman, dated Oct. 2, 1720.
Wife, Margarett. Children, Johanis, Simon, Andris, Hanne,
Stepson Peter, Winne. House in Springfield on south side of
road, a negro boy. Executors, the wife, John Kewman of
Newark, John Blanchard, Jr., of Elizabeth Town . Proved
Dec. 19, 1720. Also will of his widow, viz., Nov. 8, 1729,
Margaret Breyant, widow of Cornelius, of Elizabeth Town,
Essex Co. Sons, Peter Wenem, Johannis, Simeon, and Andris.
Daughters, Hannah, wife of Cornelius Westerveld, Rachel
Breyant (under age), Hendrickie, wife of Jonah Carl, who has
dau. Elizabeth. Two tracts of land, bought of John Blan-
chard, Jr., personal estate. Executors, Johannis Knewman
and Egbert Ackerman of Bergen Co. Proved Jan. 13, 1729-30.
Margrietje Simese Van Winkle; m. (ist) Martin Winne, Oct.
30, 1697, who d. 1698.
22. I. Annetie Breyant, bap. June 28, 1702, at Hackensack;
m. Cornells Juriese Westerveld. The record
of her marriage is as follows: " Anntie Breyant,
young dame living at New Britain and Cornells
Juriese Westerveld, young man living at Aken-
sack, both born at Ackensack, announce their
intention of marriage Sept. 14, 1723."
23. n. Johannes Breyant, bap. Aug. 27, 1704.
24. III. Hendricktie (Henrietta) Breyant, bap. April 22, 17 10;
m. Jonah Carl, had dau.
24a. Elizabeth Carl
L 25. IV. Simeon Briant, b. 1710; bap. April 22, 1711; m. Han-
nah Searing +
26. V. Andris Briant, bap. Jan. 3, 17 14; m. Elizabeth
27. VI. Rachel Briant, under age of 18 years in 1729.
FOURTH GENERATION 27
Lyzabet (Elizabeth) Breyandt^ (Bryant) (Pieter Corne-
lisse,^ Cornells^), bap. 1686 in R. D. ch., Hackensack, N. J.; m.
Egbert Ackerman, who was b. at Bergen, in East N. J.
Banns pubhshed Apr. 12, 1707, at Hackensack, N. J, [New
Jersey Archives, Vol. 22, p. 470.]
27a. I. Lauwrens Ackerman, b. Jan. 18, 1708; witnesses,
Herman Bras and Geertie Egbers.
27b. II. Petrus Ackerman, b. Dec. 7, 1709; witnesses, Cor-
nelius and Antie Breyandt.
27c. III. Geertie Ackerman, b. Feb. 5, 1712; witnesses, Isaac
Van Gyse, Vrouwtie Van Dien.
27d. IV. Geertie Ackerman, b. May 2, 1714; witnesses, Isaac
Van Gyse, Vrouwtie Van Dien.
27e. V. Lauwrens Ackerman, b. Aug. 5, 1716.
27f. VI. Hendricktie Ackerman, b. Sept. 29, 1717.
27g. VII. Annatie Ackerman, b. Aug. 14, 1720.
27h. VIII. Lauwrens Ackerman, b. Mar. 3, 1723.
271. IX. Cornelis Ackerman, b. Apr. 17, 1726.
25 FOURTH GENERATION
Simeon Bryant^ (B riant, Breyandt) CorneUus^ , Pieter
Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. 1710; bap. Apr. 22, 1711; d. June 25,
1784; m. Hannah Searing, who was b , 1718; d. Apr.
7, 1785; dau. of John Searing. They lived on a farm near
Springfield, N. J.; probably inherited the farm. This farm is
still in possession of a descendant of his family. They are
both buried in the old churchyard at Springfield, N. J.
28. I. Phoebe Bryant, b. Oct. 6, 1736; m. Samuel Littell;
had eight children.
29. II. Jacob Bryant, b. Feb. 23, 1739; m. Abigail Rush-
30. HI. Hannah Bryant, b. July 7, 1741; d. Feb. 2, 1803;
buried in Springfield, N. J.
28 BRYANT GENEALOGY
31. IV. Sarah Bryant, b. Jan, 23, 1743; m. (ist) Daniel Ross;
(2nd) Constance Cooper.
32. V. Samuel Bryant, b. Jan. 9, 1746; m. Lydia Craig of
Westfield, N. J.; had nine children; lived at
Mt. Freedom, N. J.+
33. VI. EHas Bryant, b. Jan. 5, 1748; d. unm.
34. VII. Rachel Bryant, b. Feb. 2, 1750; m. Nathaniel Ross+
35. VIII. Elizabeth Bryant, b. Oct. 2, 1753; m. Abraham Mul-
f ord ; had children :
35a. I. Elizabeth Mulford.
35b. II. Sarah Mulford.
36. IX. James Bryant, b , 1754 (probably the James
who moved to Washington Co., Pa., and thence
to Fredericktown, Ohio).
J 37. X. David Bryant, b. May 22, 1756; m. Catherine Wool-
38. XL Rhoda Bryant, b. Aug. 5, 1758; m. (ist) Isaac
Marsh; had six children; m. (2nd) Jonah
39. XII. Simeon Bryant, b. Mar. 16, 1760; m. Mary Searing+
Andris (Andrew) Brient^ (Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse^
Cornelis^), bap. 17 14; witnessed by Nicassius Kip and Anntie
Breyandt; d. about Nov. 1750, (yeoman). Lived in Elizabeth-
, town. His will made in 1749 names his wife Elizabeth and
his sons John and Cornelius, also Samuel and Andres, both
under age, and appoints his brother Simeon Brient executor.
39a. I. John Bryant (Brient), b , 1739; d. Oct. 26,
1801; m. Abigail , who was b. Oct. 19,
1705; d. Feb. 2, 1856. Children:
1023. I. Mary Bryant, b , 17 • • •
1024. II. Andrew Bryant.
39b. II. Cornelius Bryant.
39c. III. Samuel Bryant.
39d. IV. Andres Bryant.
FIFTH GENERATION 29
29 FIFTH GENERATION
Jacob Brient^ (Bryant) (Simeon* , Cornelius,^ Pieter
Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Feb. 23, 1739; m. Abigail Rushmore.
Abigail Brient, b ; m. Richard Kissam +
Samuel Brient, b
Mary Brient, b ; m. A. M. Meeker.
Hannah Brient, b ; m. A. M. Kissam.
Nancy Brient, b ; m. Samuel Meeker of
Sarah Brient^ (Bryant) (Simeon* , Cornelius,^ Pieter
Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Jan. 23, 1743; m. (ist) Daniel Ross
m. (2nd) Constance Cooper.
Children ist m.:
45. I. Daniel Ross, Jr., who m, Phoebe Frieson of Orange,
46. II. Rachel Ross, who m. William Lawrence of Rahway,
Children of 2nd m.:
47. IV. Fanny Cooper.
48. V. Sarah Cooper, m Day.
Samuel Brient^ (Bryant) (Simeon* , Cornelius,^ Pieter
Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Jan. 9, 1746; m. Lydia Craig, dau. of
Andrew Craig of Westfield, N. J.; resided at Westfield, N. J.
Hannah Brient; m. Mr. Horton.
Elizabeth Brient; m. Mr. Brown.
Sarah Brient; m. Mr. Young.
30 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Rachel Brient^ (Bryant) (Simeon^ , Cornelius,^ Pieter
Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Feb. 2, 1750; d. Sept. 14, 1810; m.
57. I, James Ross; m. Margaret Moore.
58. II. Abigail Ross; m. Samuel Magie.
Rachel Bryant lived in the home of her brother David for a
few years before her marriage, where she left a loving remem-
brance. She is buried in the old graveyard at Springfield, New
NEW JERSEY BRANCH
No effort has been made to trace the Bryant descendants other
than those of David Bryant of 1756; however, we include the
38 . ^
Rhoda Brient^ (Bryant) (Simeon^ , Cornelius,^ Pieter
Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Aug. 5, 1760; m. Isaac Marsh of
Rahway, N. J.
Simeon Bryant^ (Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^
Cornelis^), b. Mar. 16, 1760; m. Mary Searing, b. Feb. 14,
1766; d. Aug. 22, 1856. Simeon d. Sept. 28, 1831. Simeon
Bryant and Mary his wife and three of their children are
buried in the old churchyard in Springfield, N. J-
39 J •
FIFTH GENERATION 31
Elizabeth Bryant, b. Jan. 5, 1784.
Chloe Bryant, b. Nov. 11, 1786.
Fanny Bryant, b. Aug. 30, 1788.
Daniel Saering Bryant, b. Dec. 15, 1790.
Hannah Bryant, b. Dec. i, 1794.
Nancy Bryant, b. Feb. i, 1797; d. April 15, 1798,
Jacob Bryant, b. Apr. 9, 1800; d, June 5, 1803.
Mary Bryant, b. May 6, 1803.
Jane Bryant, b. Nov. 12, 1804; m. Mr. Keeler; lives
in New York City.
Simeon Alfred Bryant, b. Mar. 12, 1807.
Sarah Ann Bryant, b. Sept. 12, 1810.
Abigail Brient^ (Bryant) (Jacob^  Simeon,^ Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b ; m. Richard Kissam,
who was a cousin of Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt.
40a. I. Daniel Kissam, who m. Mary Bryant and had chil-
dren as follows:
40b. 11. John Rushmore Kissam.
40c. III. FrankHn Kissam; resided in East Orange, N. J.
4od. IV. Anna Kissam; resided in Newark, N. J.
37 Descendants of David Bryant, 1656-1835
David Bryant^ (Simeon"^ , Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^
Cornells^), son of Simeon Briant and Hannah Searing, b. May
22, 1756, at Springfield, N. J.; d. Aug., 1835, ^t Wolf Lake,
Noble Co., Ind.; was m. abt. 1782, probably near Springfield,
N. J., to Catherine Woolley, b. abt. 1759; d. Aug., 1835, at
Wolf Lake, Ind., who was a dau. of Abraham Woolley and
59. I. Sarah Bryant, b. Jan. 23, 1783; m. Ephriam Vas-
32 BRYANT GENEALOGY
60. II. Elias Bryant, b. Nov. 5, 1784; m. Ann Vance +
61. III. Isaac Bryant, b. June 18, 1786; m. Maria Louisa
62. IV. Joseph Bryant, b. Apr. 14, 1788; m. Dorothy Camp-
63. V. Samuel Bryant, b. Jan. 25, 1790; m. Mary Ross; 2nd,
64. VI. Abraham Bryant, b. Nov. 5, 1791; d. Aug. 17, 1793 +
65. VII. Mary Bryant, b. Mar. 25, 1793; m. Sylvanus Cooper+
66. VIII. Simeon Bryant, b. Apr. 26, 1795; m. EHzabeth
67. IX. David Bryant, b. May 12, 1797; m. Rachel Adams;
m. 2nd, Margaret Steinbrook; m., 3rd, Mercy
H. Ransom +
68. X. Hannah Bryant, b. Apr. 16, 1799; m. Matthew Black
69. XL EHzabeth Bryant, b. Mar. 13, 1801; m. Charles
70. XII. Jacob Bryant, b. Jan. 15, 1803 ; m. Jane Anne Welsh+
71. XIII. John Bryant, b. July 5, 1805 ; killed at the age of 15 by
the falHng of a tree.
72. XIV. Nancy Bryant, b. Dec. 16, 1807; m. (ist), David
Agnew; (2nd), John Keller +
73. XV. Jane Bryant, b. May 8, 1810; m. Madison Washing-
ton Welch +
It is a difficult matter to pay worthy tribute to these early
pioneers of America. We cannot even fancy what trials they met,
what hardships they endured, or with what determination they
braved the dangers of the times to provide homes for their families.
Of this sturdy stock was our ancestor, Daved Bryant, soldier and
pioneer, courageous to face the foe in securing Hberty for the
American people, and one of the earliest pioneers to brave the
savage and blaze the way for the civiHzation of the West. Born
in 1756, he spent his early childhood in New Jersey, where he
found that strength of character so essential in the higher develop-
ment of our nation. At the age of nineteen he entered the Conti-
nental Army, enhsting at Springfield, New Jersey, and remaining in
FIFTH GENERATION 33
service five years. In 1790 he, with his family, moved to Washing-
ton County, Pennsylvania. He there purchased a farm in Buffalo
Township, near Owl Creek. The name of David Bryant appears
in the first census of the United States taken in 1790, as residing in
Washington County, Pennsylvania, his family consisting then of
seven members. In 181 6 he again moved westward to Knox
County, Ohio. Here he owned three farms near Fredericktown,
Ohio. The following is a communication dated August 8, 191 1,
from the recorder of Knox County, Ohio: "David Bryant pur-
chased one hundred acres from Reuben Sutton, another one hun-
dred and ninty-eight acres from Jacob Mitchel, another about
two hundred acres from Wm. Mitchell."
At an advanced age he started westward with his wife, in com-
pany with the family of his son Elias, this time for Indiana. Mrs.
Bryant objected to the new venture, and as they visited friends on
the way, each tried to dissuade them from going further, but David
was not a man to brook opposition. They finally came to Wolf
Lake, about fifteen miles northwest of Fort Wayne, Indiana, where
they spent the summer of 1835. Elias bought land there from the
government. The aged parents could not withstand the hardships
incident to pioneer Hfe. They both sickened and died in the
month of August. They are buried on the east bank of Eel River,
on ground which Elias Bryant sold to his nephew David Vasbinder.
Mr. Strain lived within three miles of the graves; there is also a
wagon road not more than twenty rods east of them. The exact
spot, as far as we can ascertain, is unkown. The indomitable will
and progressive spirit of this ancestor led him always in the fore-
march of western emigration, and he gave to this country sons and
daughters who have proved to be loyal patriots and faithful citizens.
There have come down to us through the older members of the
family many interesting traditions of this great-grandfather David.
Mrs. J. K. Blackstone, his granddaughter remembers hearing her
father say that his father was a strict disciplinarian, which might
have been due to his mihtary training. He was over six feet in
height, and an average weight of about one hundred and ninety
pounds, his frame large and powerful with a commanding pres-
ence. In later Hfe he fell and fractured a hip so that he was
obliged to use a cane. The wife, Catherine Woolley Bryant, was a
small woman. She lost her eyesight and was blind for fifteen
34 BRYANT GENEALOGY
years before her death. She left a memory of sweetness and loving
kindness that was a benediction to all who were privileged to
know her. Her mother, Catherine Woodruff Woolley (widow of
Abraham Woolley) spent her last years in the home of her grand-
children, Joseph and Dorothy Campbell Bryant, who Hved in
Buffalo Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, near Clays-
ville. She died there in 1825 at the advanced age of one hundred
and six years and was buried near Claysville, Pennsylvania. Mr.
Joseph Bryant of Clifton Forge, Virginia, son of the above Joseph,
is authority for this record of the good old age of our ancestress,
Catherine Woodruff Woolley. Military record of David Bryant:
"State of New Jersey, office of Adjutant General. It is certified
that the records of this ofhce show that David Bryant served one
month in 1776 as private, minute man Captain Horton's Co., ist
Regiment, Essex Co., N. J. militia; again served 8 days in same
company and regiment; served 3 months in the winter of 1778-79
as private, same company and regiment; afterwards served 7
monthly tours under Capt. Joseph Horton during Revolutionary
[Signed] William S. Stryker, Adjutant General.
From Department of the Interior, Washington, D. C: "David
Bryant served several short tours with the New Jersey Troops in
each year from 1776 to 1780 on alarms and guard duty under
Capt. Brookfield, Capt. Horton and Capt. Townley, Col. Thomas
and Col. Spencer. Battles engaged, Springfield, Conn., Farms,
and Elizabethtown, Applied for pension Oct. 5, 1833; res. at date
of application, Wayne, Knox Co., Ohio; age at date of application,
born in Springfield, N. J., May 22, 1756. His pension was allowed.
He moved about 1791 to Washington Co., Pa., and about 1816 to
Knox Co., Ohio."
[Signed] H. Clay Evens, Commissioner.
There were many smaller engagements during his five years of
active service in and around Springfield. It is probable that he
faced the enemy many times with ball and powder. On the 17 th
of September, 1776, there was a brisk skirmish at Springfield which
is described as follows by Col. Symmes, the American commander:
"On the approach of Gen. Lesley's 'British' troops towards Spring-
FIFTH GENERATION Q!f>p,1 35
field they were discovered by Maj. Spencer's cadets stationed on
the western road. Major Spencer instantly dispatched a light
horseman at full speed four miles to Chatam to notify the Col.
Commandant that the enemy in considerable force were within
two miles of Springfield. The brigade 'American' was already
under arms and was ordered instantly to march towards Spring-
field to sustain Maj. Spencer. Meantime, the Major prudently
abandoned Springfield and retreated toward Chatam, westward,
where he was reinforced by the American brigade at Bryant's
Tavern. After Maj. Spencer had communicated to the Col.
Commandant the position of the enemy then occupying Spring-
field, the brigade advanced to the attack. The center of the
enemy occupied the ground in front of and the meadow behind the
Woodruff Tavern. The Col. Commandant of the mihtia supported
by Col. Lindly on the left and Major Spencer (who now com-
manded the Essex Regiment) on the right brought up the center
of the brigade until they were within pistol shot of the enemy.
The confhct continued about an hour, when darkness forbade a
longer contest at that time and the firing seemed mutually to cease
on both sides. The Brigade fell back that evening only one mile
to Briant's Tavern, struck up fires and lay all night on their armes,
intending to make a second attack in the morning, but in the
morning the enemy was not to be found : he had withdrawn in the
night with all possible speed. This was the first instance in the
state of New Jersey when the British troops turned their backs
and fled from those they called rebels, and this success, small as it
was, taught the Jersey militia that the foe was not invincible."
There was another skirmish at Springfield on the fifth of January,
1777. Again was fought the battle at Springfield on June 23, 1780,
when 5,000 British tried to enter the hill country surrounding
Morristown, where General Washington had his camp, but were
severely repulsed. On the occasion of the burning of Springfield
by General Chnton, Chaplain Caldwell, whose wife with babe in
her arms was shot by a British soldier, rushed to the church when
the men were in want of wadding, came out with his arms filled
with hymn books and shouted, "Put Watt's into them, boys."
History states that all but three of the houses of Springfield were
burned. Many family records were destroyed. The following
shows that the father and mother of David Bryant received slight
36 BRYANT GENEALOGY
reimbursement for their losses (Report of Commission on Public
Records of New Jersey, filed at State House, page 104) : ''Hannah
Briant 1 776-1 780 i6£. Simeon Briant 462£ 11 shillings. Inven-
tory of losses by depredation of English Troops, dated Springfield,
N. J., May 11, 1789."
Family tradition harbors many interesting experiences of these
ancestors during the Revolutionary period. The horrors of war
were nowhere greater, if as great, as in New Jersey. The winter of
1779-80 is memorable for the severity of the season and for the
devastation made by the merciless foe.
The following is a fac-simile of signature of David Bryant of
59 SIXTH GENERATION
Sarah Bryant^ (David^ , Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter
Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 23, 1783, in Springfield, N. J. ;
d. Dec. I, 1867; m , 1804, Ephraim Vasbinder, b. July
17, 1779; d. Sept. 17, 1836. Soon after their marriage, which
took'place near Washington, Pa., they moved to Mansfield, 0.,
where they accumulated a large property. They donated a
fountain with statuary to the city of Mansfield. They are
buried in the cemetery at Mansfield.
74. I. David Vasbinder, b. Sept. 6, 1805; unm.; d. May 9,
75. II. Jane Vasbinder, b , 1803; unm.; d. Sept. 28,
Elias Bryant^ (David^ , Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter
Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Nov. 5, 1784, in Springfield, N. J.;
d. at Pleasant Grove, Sept. 10, 1850; m. March, 1821, Ann
Vance, b. July 20, 1784, in Middletown, Washington Co.,
Pa,; d. Feb. 10, 1847; buried at Pleasant Grove, Lake Co.,
SIXTH GENERATION 37
Ind.; dau. of Robert Vance, one of the pioneer settlers of
Pennsylvania and a native of Ireland.
76. I. Arthur Vance Bryant, b. June 25, 1822; m. Henrietta
77. II. David Bryant, b. Sept. 20, 1824; m. Mary McGill+
78. III. Robert Bryant, b. Dec. 17, 1826; m. Mary Jane
79. IV. Isaac Bryant, b ; d. at the age of thirteen from
the bite of a rattlesnake while crossing a
80. V. Son, died in infancy.
81. VI. John Bryant, b. July 20, 1833; m. Mary Angeline
EHas Bryant accompanied his parents on their removal from
New Jersey to Washington County, Pennsylvania, and there he
was reared and educated. He afterwards removed to Knox
County, Ohio, about 1820. He followed farming in the Buckeye
State until the fall of 1835, when he went by wagon to Lake County,
Indiana, settHng at Pleasant Grove in Cedar Creek Township.
Here he was one of the first settlers and purchased land from the
government for which he paid one dollar and twenty-five cents an
acre. On March 16, 1839, EHas Bryant entered from the United
States the west half of southeast quarter of section 18. His patent
is dated June 25, 1841, and is recorded in Book 87, page 102,
Indiana Land Records. He transformed this raw tract into richly
cultivated fields and carried on farming imtil his death at the age
of sixty-six years. He was a zealous and active member of the
Presbyterian Church, in which he served as an elder. He gave his
poHtical support to the Whig party and during his early residence
in Lake County his enterprise and energy made him a valuable
citizen of the frontier district.
Isaac Bryant,® (David^ , Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter
CorneKsse,^ Cornells^), b. June 18, 1786, near Springfield, N. J.;
d. Feb. 16, 1859; buried at Wyandot, Ohio; m , 1844, at
Circle^/ille, Ohio, Maria Louisa Fisher, who was b. Nov. 7,
38 BRYANT GENEALOGY
1819, in Utica, N. Y. She d. Feb. 4, 1890; buried in Bucyrus,
82. I. Isaac W. Bryant, b, Feb. 17, 1845; d. Mar. 16, 1845.
83. II. Katharine Bryant, b. Jan. 10, 1847; rii- Richard
84. III. Frederick Bryant, b. Mar. 3, 1848; d. Aug. 3, 1849.
85. IV. John Quincy Bryant, b. Feb. 16, 1850; m. Emma
86. V. Maria Louisa Bryant, b. Mar. 28, 1852; d. Mar. 25,
87. VI. Ann Bryant, b. Oct. 5, 1854; d. Jan. 4, 1855.
88. VII. I Jeannie Bryant, b. Nov. 27, 1855; m. Frank J.
89. VIII. [ Charles Post Bryant, b. Nov. 27, 1855 +
90. IX. Benjamin FrankHn Bryant, b. May 29, 1858; m. Mar.
17, 1880, Ella May de Lancy, who was b.
Jan., 1863, at Shiloh, Ohio; dau. of Joseph De
Lancy and Rebecca Deurdorff. Occupation,
carpenter; Democrat. Res., Heyburn, Idaho.
Isaac Bryant served in the War of 181 2. He was a very extensive
stock-raiser and meat-packer in Columbus, Ohio. He sustained a
heavy loss in 1844, when his extensive packing houses were washed
away by a flood. In 1845 he purchased a farm near Wyandot and
engaged in stock-rkising and shipping, which occupied his time
until his death. His children were educated by a governess in the
Mrs. Bryant was the daughter of Frederick Fisher, who was born
in Elsasse, France. He was a ropemaker, and made the kite-cord
that carried the first wire across the Niagara Falls for the first
suspension bridge. The kite was made of silk and was ten feet
long. Her mother was Quigley, born in Ireland.
Joseph Bryant® (David^ , Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter
Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Apr. 14, 1788, in Springfield, N. J.;
d. May 22, 1867, at Salem, Franklin Co., Tenn. ; m. Jan. 13,
SIXTH GENERATION 39
1813, in Bethany, Va., to Dorathy Campbell, b. July 27, 1793,
at Market Hill, Armaugh Co., Ireland. Dau. of Thomas
Campbell and Jane Carneigle.
91. I. Jane Bryant, b ; m. Samuel Grafton +
92. II. Thomas Campbell Bryant, b , 1818; m. Eliza
93. III. Joseph William Cullen Bryant, b. Nov. 13, 1824; m.
94. IV. Alexander Campbell Bryant, b. Oct. 8, 1828; m. (ist)
Jenevieve Gallager; m. (2nd) Mary Calvert
Thomas Campbell was a member of the celebrated Campbell
clan of Scotland, and Duke of Argyle. He sailed from Ireland for
America with his family. They were shipwrecked off the coast of
Scotland, so returned and spent the winter in Glasgow, where his
son Alexander attended the University. They came to United
States the following spring and lived in Bethany, Burke County,
Virginia, where he and his son Alexander established Bethany
College and became the founders of the Christian Disciple Church.
In 1832 Alexander Campbell went into Kentucky where he estab-
lished the new faith. Dorathy Campbell Bryant died December
12, 1 86 1, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was a woman of fine
intellect, and was called a better theologian than her brother
Alexander, the great teacher, and bequeathed to her descendants
fine intellectual and physical strength. Joseph Bryant was a very
extensive farmer and stock-raiser. A strong Whig and Republican.
He was a friend of John Brown, whom he met at Pleasant Hill
Seminary, Washington County, Pennsylvania, and planned ways
and means for aiding negroes to escape by means of the "Under
ground Railroad." He was a prominent member of the Camp-
bellite or Christian Church and was the first member baptized by
the Rev. Alexander Campbell. The baptism took place in Owl
Creek on the Bryant Farm in Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Samuel D. Bryant,^ (David^ , Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter
Cornelisse,^ CorneHs^), b. Jan. 25, 1790, in Buffalo Twp.,
40 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Washington Co., Pa.; d. Feb. 23, 1875, near Hebron, Ind.; m.
(ist) Mary Ross of Washington Co., Pa. She was b. Aug. 14,
1799; d. Mar. 23, 1825, in Washington Co., Pa.; m. (2nd)
Joanna Woodruff, who was b. 1802 in Green Co., Pa.; d.
Apr. 2, 1840, near Crown Point, Ind.; m. (3rd) in 1843, ^^^^
Crown Point, Ind., Sarah Ann (Davis) Young of Lake Co.,
Ind. She d. 1874, near Lowell, Ind.
95. I. David E. Bryant, b. Mar. 3, 1819; d. unm. Apr. 13,
1846, at Crown Point, Ind., of typhoid fever.
96. II. Sarah Ann Bryant, b. Oct. 15, 1820; m. Harvey
97. III. Samuel Ross Bryant, b. Nov. 27, 1822; m. Isabelle
Children of 2nd marriage:
98. IV. Mary Bryant, b , 1827; d. Oct. 13, 1829, near
99. V. Jacob C. Bryant, b. Nov. 26, 1828; m. Adelia Frances
100. VI. Hannah Bryant, b. Jan. 18, 1831; m. Eli Marion
loi. VII. Harvey W. Bryant, b. Jan. 8, 1833; m. Lucretia
102. VIII. Isaac C. Bryant, b. Mar. 11, 1836; m. Harriet Pearce+
103. IX. Jane Bryant, b. Jan. 26, 1838; m. John Statler+
104. X. Joanna Bryant, b. Apr. 2, 1840; m. Edward Ruthven
The boyhood days of Samuel D. Bryant were spent on a farm.
He was taught the tanner's trade, but, due perhaps to his love for
horses, he spent more of his early life as a teamster than tanner.
As a teamster over the Allegheny Mountains he encountered
dangers that might have ended disastrously had it not been for
his marked skill as a horseman. Later in life he was clerk for his
uncle. Lieutenant Colonel Abram Roll Woolley, at the Arsenal
near Pittsburgh. He served well in that capacity. He was
enlisted in the War of 181 2, but was never mustered into service.
A few years later he was married to Mary Ross. In 1829 Samuel
Bryant, with his second wife, Joanna Woodruff, and their two
SIXTH GENERATION 41
children, Mary and Jacob, left the Pennsylvania farm and moved
to Ohio, where he continued his occupation of farming and stock-
raising. Possessed with the spirit of change, in the spring of 1835,
accompanied by his brothers, Simeon and David, and a brother-
in-law named Agnew, he moved his family to Indiana. They
settled in Pleasant Grove, on what was later known as the Jones'
place, seven and a half miles south of Crown Point. In the fall
they were joined by Elias Bryant, thus forming what was known as
the "Bryant Settlement." In the fall of 1848 Samuel returned to
Ohio and lived on his brother Isaac's farm, being his partner in the
raising of stock and grain. Here he remained until the spring of
1857, when he again removed to Indiana and bought a farm south
of South East Grove, near Hebron, where he lived until 1874 when
he sold his farm, broke up housekeeping, and went to live with his
stepson, John Young. Here in the fall his wife died. He then
made his home with his daughter, Hannah Robertson, until his
death in 1875 at the age of 85 years. Although he was a man of
great physical endurance, his death was caused by exposure.
Throughout life he seemed possessed of untiring industry and great
resoluteness. In poHtics he was a Democrat until 1840, then a
Whig, and later a RepubHcan.
Mary Bryant,^ (David^ , Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter
Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 25, 1793 at Van Buren, Wash-
ington Co., Pa.; d. Aug. 9, 1846; m. Oct. 17, 1812, at the home
farm to Sylvanus Cooper, who was b. Dec. 27, 1789, near
Van Buren, Pa.; d. Apr. 10, 1873, in Winfield, Iowa.
105. I. Zebulon Cooper, b. Nov. 2, 1813; m. Sarah Nicely -|-
106. II. Catharine Cooper, b. Apr. 20, 181 5; m. Harvey
107. III. David Bryant Cooper, b. Apr. 17, 1817; m. Hannah
108. IV. Jane Cooper, b. Feb. 27, 1819; m. Thomas Hanna-f-
109. V. Mary Cooper, b. Feb. 23, 1821; m. John Atkmson-}-
iio. VI. Sarah Cooper, b. Dec. 20, 1822; m. Ralph Vankirk-|-
42 BRYANT GENEALOGY
111. VII. James Monroe Cooper, b. Nov. 28, 1824; d. Dec. 14,
112. VIII. Elizabeth Cooper, b. Sept. 29, 1826; m. John Nelson
113. IX. Caroline Cooper, b. June 27, 1828; m. Edward Gal-
114. X. Charles White Cooper, b. Mar. 18, 1830; m. Sarah
115. XL John Cooper, b. Feb. 11, 1832; m. Lucy M. Harris-j-
116. XIL Henrietta Barclay Cooper, b. Dec. 18, 1835; m. Mar.
I, 1893, Mr. Edmunds. She was a graduate
of Washington Female Seminary, Washington,
Pa. She taught in public schools of Ohio
and Illinois for several years. The writer
remembers with gratitude the impress of cul-
ture she left upon her young life. June 6,
1857, Henrietta B. Cooper united with the
First Presbyterian Church of Lane (Rochelle) ,
111. She d. Sept. 12, 1897, at her home in
Two brave youths who had the courage to face the enemy in
battle for liberty, during the war of the Revolution, had at the close
of the war the fortitude to meet the savage in the unsettled wilds
of Western Pennsylvania. One of these young men, Zebulon
Cooper, a soldier in the Continental troops of New York, lured by
the promise of a goodly land, crossed the Allegheny Mountains in
1777 with his father's family and his young wife, Mary White
Cooper. Some of the company traveled by horseback. Moses
Cooper, father of Zebulon, failed to reach the journey's end — died
on the way — and was buried at Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.
Zebulon Cooper reached his destination and on October 11, 1793,
was enabled to purchase of George Atkinson a large tract of land
on the north fork of Ten Mile Creek near Prosperity, Pennsylvania.
For this tract of land he paid five hundred fifty pounds. As was
customary, it was surveyed by blazing trees, the purchaser obtain-
ing as much land for a given price as could be "stepped off," and
trees blazed to mark boundaries, within a given time. The savages
were not the only dangers these pioneers had to encounter: there
were also the wild beasts of the forest. One day when Zebulon
SIXTH GENERATION 43
Cooper and wife, with their babe Sylvanus, were returning to their
home and nearing the house, they saw a huge bear in a sycamore
tree in the yard. Mr. Cooper hastened into the house for his gun,
shot the bear, and the skin served as a rug for several years. This
babe Sylvanus, when grown to manhood, married Mary Bryant,
daughter of David Bryant (37), the New Jersey youth who entered
the Continental army at nineteen, served five years, married
Catherine Woolley. About 1789 they crossed the Allegheny
Mountains and settled in Morris Township, Washington County,
Pennsylvania, a neighbor to Zebulon Cooper. He later removed
to Buffalo Township. The marriage of Mary Bryant and Sylvanus
Cooper was a social event of importance. The young ladies, of
whom there were a large number in attendance, were all dressed in
white. The festivities included the "infare" the following day at
the home of the bridegroom. The dinner was an important part
of this event, cooked in an open fireplace, the bread baked in a
"Dutch oven." After the marriage they began Hfe on a large farm
called ''Pheasant's Resort," an inheritance from his father. It was
located on the north fork of the Ten Mile Creek adjoining lands of
John and Thomas Atkinson and Charles Cracraft. In his youth
Sylvanus Cooper studied for the ministry, but a growing family
claimed his attention and he never entered the profession. For
many years he was an elder in the Presbyterian Church. In 1864
he entered into the mercantile business in Washington, Pennsyl-
vania. Mary Bryant Cooper was a woman of noble character who
Uved a life of sacrifice for her loved ones. She possessed a ripe
Christian character which left its impress upon the sons and
daughters who were committed to her care. Mr. Cooper was of
Note. — Wm. Arthur, in his Etymological Dictionary, says the name Cooper (Copier)
is of Scottish origin, derived from Co, high, a beacon fire or signal for ships; Pyre
origin of pier, a wharf, landing place.
The following is the Cooper line: John Cooper^ at the age of 41
came from Olney, Buckinghamshire, England, in 1635 in the
Hopewell to Lynn, Massachusetts, with his wife Wibroe, and
children, Mary,^ aged 13, John^ 10, Thomas^ 7, and Martha^ 5.
He, was one of the elders of the church when it was organized at
Lynn, and owned 200 acres of land in that township. He was one
of the twenty heads of famihes who formed the association for the
44 BRYANT GENEALOGY
settlement of Southampton in 1639. The emigrant ancestor John^
had son John- born in England in 1625, who had son James^ who
was made a justice of the peace in Southampton, Long Island, and
who was Judge James Cooper until his death in 1722. James^ had
son James^ born about 1700; died about 1753. He married Abigail
. . . ., who died about 1734, aged 32; he married, second, Mary . . . .,
and had children, James,^ Zebulon,^ Stephen,^ Moses,^ Elizabeth,^
Ezekial,^ Silas,^ Benjamin,^ Philip,^ Abigail,^ Mary^ and Selah.^
These are mentioned in the will of the father. Moses^ married
Mary Coleman, or as some claim, Mary Doty. Coleman is an ancient
Anglo-Saxon name, mentioned by Bede; is in Doomsday Book.
The widow of Moses Cooper lived with her son about six miles south-
east of Washington, Pennsylvania, where at an advanced age she
died and was buried in what is known as the Red Brick Church-
yard near Dunn Station, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Moses had son Zebulon, who had son Sylvanus. Twenty-four
families of the Cooper name are mentioned in Burke's General
Armory as bearing coats of arms. Zebulon Cooper,^ son of Moses
and father of Sylvanus,^ served in Tliird Company, Third Regi-
ment, of New York troops, commanded by Colonel James Chnton,
Revolutionary War. His name appears on the muster roll of that
company dated August 9, 1775, which shows: "Time of enlist-
ment, July 25, . . . . ; age twenty years; born So. Hampton; stature
five feet six inches; light complexion with light hair." His name
also appears on a roll of the organization mentioned, dated Camp
at Lake George, October 15, 1775, covering the period from June
28 to October 15, 1775, with remarks: "A Private. Sick at So.
Hampton." His name last appears on a pay-roll of Captain John
Hulbert's company, "of ye 3d Regt. of New York Forces," com-
manded by Colonel James Chnton, for the period from September
to December 31,17.., with remarks: "time of entry Sept. 1,17..;
Time due four mos. A Private." — By authority of Secretary of
War. F. T. Ainsworth, Chief, Record and Pension Office.
The White ancestry is as follows: " Sylvanus Cooper,^ who mar-
ried Mary Bryant, was the son of Zebulon Cooper,^ and Mary
White. ^ Her emigrant ancestor was Thomas White, ^ born 1599
in England; lived at Weymouth, Massachusetts; died 1679. His
son, John Wliite,^ went to Southampton, Long Island, in 1644.
He had wife Ann, and children: John,^ Sarah,^ Hannah,^ wife of
SIXTH GENERATION 45
Captain Thomas Topping, James,^ Martha,^ wife of Captain John
Howell, Abigail,^ wife of Abraham Howell, Esther,^ wife of Samuel
Clark. James White^ married November 24, 1675, Ruth Stratton
of East Hampton, Long Island. He died August 21, 1694. He
had son. Captain Ephraim White,^ who married Sarah Herrick,i-
daughter of William Herrick.^^ Ephraim White^ died January 2,
1752. This Captain Ephraim White^ and Sarah Herrick White
had the following descendants: John White,^ who had son John
White, ^ who had daughter Mary White, ^ who was the wife of
Zebulon Cooper.^ There are 74 English families of this name White
mentioned by Burke as bearing coats of arms. Other authority
makes mention of one hundred and eleven famiHes of White name
as bearing coats of arms. The name White is derived from Anglo-
Saxon hwit (Albus) or more probably from hwita, a sharpener,
swordsmith or armorer. — Lower.
Descendants of Sarah Herrick, who married Captain Ephraim
White* will be interested in the following record of Herricks (Eyryk,
Eric, Erik, Ericke, Herik, Heyrick) : This ancient family claim
descent from Ericke, a Danish chief who invaded Britain during
the reign of Alfred. They settled in East AngKa. He is recognized
in history as "Ericke, king of those Danes who held the country
of East Angle." The first of whom we have record in direct line is
Eyryk,^ the Dane of East Anglia Britain (mentioned by
early EngKsh historians) whose descendant Eric the Forester was
a resident in Leicestershire, England, at the time of the Norman
Invasion. This Erick the Forester was in possession of extensive
domains along the sources of the Severn and on the borders of
Wales. Erick raised an army to repel the invaders, and he bore a
prominent and conspicuous part in dispossessing the Normans of
their recent conquest. Failing in this, he was stripped of his
wealth, but was taken into favor by William the Conqueror and
entrusted with important offices, and in his old age permitted to retire
to his house in Leicestershire, where he died. This Erick the
Forester is not in our direct line. The second in line was Henry
Eyryk of Great Stretton, of Leicester; then John Eyryk^ of
Stretton; Robert Eyryk* of Stretton, who had wife Joanna; Sir
William Eyryk,^ Knight of Stretton, was commissioned to attend
the Prince of Wales on his expedition into Gascony in 1355 ; Robert
Eyricke^ of Houghton, 1450, wife Agnes; Thomas Eyrick,^ gentle-
46 BRYANT GENEALOGY
man of Houghton, and is the first of the name on the books of the
corporation where he is recorded as a member of that body in 1511 ;
will proved in Leicester; buried in St. Martin's Church, Leicester;
Nicholas Eyrick^ of Houghton; freeman 1535; mayor of Leicester
1552. He bought a "tabernacle" where the church goods of St,
Martin's were sold at the Reformation in 1547, paying 2s., 8d. for
same; Thomas Eyrick^ was chamberlain of Leicester; will proved
at Leicester 1625; buried June 8, 1625; James Herrick,^" baptized
September 11, 1603. Lucius C. Herrick in his revised Herrick
Genealogy says that the date of the birth of the James Herrick,^"
son of Thomas Herrick,^ alias Eyrick of Leicestershire, England, is
identical with the date of the birth of James Herrick of Southamp-
ton, Long Island; and Jedediah Herrick Genealogy says, "No other
James is found in England or America answering to the time."
Howell in his History of Southampton states the following: "This
(Southampton) family is without question descended from the
Herricks of Leicestershire in England, as the crest of that family is
engraved on the tombstone of William Herrick, ^^ the son of James
Herrick,^" the first of the name in Southampton. This is said
because at the time of the death of William Herrick, ^^ 1736, men in
this country had not begun to use arms, as they did at a later period
and do now, to which they are not entitled. This WiUiam Her-
rick," born 1654, was the father of Sarah Herrick, ^^ wife of Captain
Ephraim White,^ who died January 2, 1752. This Sarah is twelfth
in line of descent; the thirteenth in the Herrick Une of descent is
John White, ^^ son of Sarah Herrick^^ g^^d Ephriam White.'* John
White, ^^ who had wife Jerusha; fourteenth, John White, 1* who had
daughter Mary White, ^^ wife of Zebulon Cooper, and their son
Sylvanus Cooper^^ married Mary Bryant.
Sir WilKam Herrick, grandson of Thomas of Houghton, was a
member of ParHament from 1601 to 1630; was a successful courtier
and politician; was commissioned by Queen Elizabeth on an im-
portant embassy to the Ottoman Porte, and as a reward for his
success with the hitherto intractable Turk, he was appointed to a
situation in the Exchequer, which he held through the remainder
of Queen EHzabeth's reign and the following reign of James. He
acquired great wealth. He early purchased the estate of the un-
fortunate Earl of Essex at Beau Manor Park in the parish of
Loughboro and County of Leicester, which is still in possession of
SIXTH GENERATION 47
his descendants in the direct line and has been for 250 years the
headquarters of the Herrick race. Following is the Herrick coat-
of-arms: "to their posteritie forever, a certeyne crest or badge,
namehe: on a wreathe of their couloures a bull's head argent,
yssuing forthe of a laurell garland. The mussel, eares and homes
tipped sable. To be annexed and borne with their auncient coat-
of-armes, which is silver, a fesse verray, orr and gules." The two
horizontal Hnes composing the center of escutcheon is emblamatic
of the military girdle worn around the body over the armor.
Motto: "Virtus omnia nobilitat" (all virtue is noble).
James Herrick, of 1 603-1 687, married Martha Topping, daughter
of Thomas Topping, who was in Milford in 1639 and was a refugee
to America from religious persecution in England. Following is
Topping coat-of-arms : Azure, ten lozenges, four, three, two, one
argent. Crest: Two lion's gambs, sable holding up a roundel vair.
Simeon Bryant,^ (David^ , Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ Pieter
Cornelisse,- Cornelis^), b. Apr. 26, 1795, Washington Co., Pa. ; d.
Oct. 24, 1872, at Hebron, Ind. ; m., 1831, Elizabeth Mc-
Cauley, dau. of James McCauley and Margaret Reeder, of
117. I. WilHs Bryant, b. and d. in infancy.
118. II. Joseph Bryant, b. Aug. 20, 1834; m. Mary Lane+
119. HI. Margaret J. Bryant, b. Apr. 16, 1837; m. John King
120. IV. James Edmund Bryant, b. Mar. 5, 1839; m. Sarah
121. V. David L. Bryant, b. April 20, 1841; m. Ruth A.
122. VI. Elias Bryant, b. Mar. 5, 1843; m. Fanny Adams+
123. VII. Harriett EHzabeth Bryant, b. May 10, 1845; d. Feb.
Mr. Bryant received a common school education in Washington
County, Pennsylvania; moved to Sandusky, Ohio, where he mar-
ried. In the winter of 1835 he started with his family in wagons
48 BRYANT GENEALOGY
for Indiana. They came to the new country inhabited only by
Indians, and for a time lived in a wigwam until a log house could
be made. They settled one and a half miles from Hebron, Indiana,
then only an Indian village. They had no trouble with the Indians,
for Mr. Bryant and his wife were always kind to them. Before the
railroads were constructed they hauled their grain and produce to
Chicago and Michigan City, receiving $1.50 per hundredweight
for hogs. Simeon was of a very kind disposition, always avoiding
trouble and ever ready to see the bright side of life.
Mr. Bryant took up 160 acres of government land near what is
now Hebron, Indiana, as shown by the following Preemption
Certificate issued June 25, 1841.
THE U. S. OF AMERICA
To All to Whom These Presents Shall Come, Greeting:
Whereas, Simeon Bryant, of Porter County, Indiana, has deposited
in the General Land Office of the U. S. a certificate of Register of
the Land Office at Laporte, whereby it appears that full payment
has been made by said Simeon Bryant according to act of
Congress of the 24 of Apr., 1820, for the South E. quarter of Sec-
tion twenty- two. Township 33, North of Range 7 West, in the
District of Lands subj. to sale at Laporte, Ind., containing one
hundred and sixty acres according to the official plat of the survey
of the said Lands returned to the General Land Office by the
Surveyor General, which said tract has been purchased by the
said Simeon Bryant.
Now Know Ye, That the U. S. of A., in consideration of the
Premises, and in conformity with the several acts of Congress in
such case made and provided, have given and granted, and by these
presents, do give and grant into the said Simeon Bryant & to his
heirs the said tract above described, to have and to hold the same,
together with all rights and privileges, immunities of whatever
nature, belonging unto said Simeon Bryant and to his heirs and
In Testimony Whereof, I, John Tyler, President of the U. S. of
A., have caused these letters to be made patent & the seal of the
General Land Office to be hereunto afi&xed.
SIXTH GENERATION 49
Given under my hand at the City of W the 25 day of
June, 1841, and of the Independence of U. S. the 65.
[Seal] By the Pres., John Tyler, — R. Tyler, Sec.
I. Williamson, Rec. of Gen. Land Office.
Rec. Vol. 25, page 2>2>-
David Bryant,^ (David,^ , Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter
Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. May 12, 1797, near Washington, Pa
d. May 23, 1874, near Erie, Neosho Co., Kan.; m. (ist) Rachel
Adams at Wyandot, Ohio, who was b. Oct. 29, 1798, in Ohio
d. Apr., 1835; buried at Pleasant Grove cemetery, Lake Co.
Ind. She was the dau. of John Adams. David Bryant m
(2nd) Margaret Steinbrook, who died in 1849. He m. (3rd)
Mercy Amelia Ransom, b. Mar. i, 1814, at Cicero, N. Y.; d.
Mar. 29, 1865; buried at Boyd's Grove, 111.
Children ist m.:
124. I. Isaac Bryant, b. Mar. 29, 1823; m. Amelia Carter +
125. II. Nancy Bryant, b. Sept. 25, 1825; m. William Fisher +
Children 2nd m.:
126. III. John William Bryant, b. Apr. 27, 1839. He lived
in his father's home until he reached manhood.
He went across the Rocky Mountains with a
drove of horses, and was not heard from for
many years; finally word came that he had
been killed by highwaymen.
127. IV. James Harrison Bryant, b. Apr. 24, 1841; m. Minnie
May Hodges +
128. V. Joseph Allen Bryant, b. May 24, 1842; m. Ida Kate
129. VI. Daniel Steinbrooke Bryant, b. Mar. 15, 1844; m.
Frances Cooke +
130. VII. David Bryant, b. Nov. 15, 1846; m. Laura White+
131. VIII. George Bryant, b. Apr. 5, 1849; d. July 25, 1849.
Child jrd ni.:
132. IX. Orah AKce Bryant, b. June 27, 1854; m. William B.
so BRYANT GENEALOGY
David Bryant spent the early part of his Hfe on the farm near
Washington, Pennsylvania, and later moved with his parents to
David Bryant's early life possessed much of a roving nature. He
made money easily and could have amassed a fortune, but was
always going into new countries, building a good home, and then a
desire for a change would come, and they would move onward,
usually into the frontier.
He had many experiences with Indians, who were numerous in the
settlements at that time. One day he and a friendly Indian were
sitting on a log, and the Indian said to Mr. Bryant, "Move along,"
so he moved along. "Move along," said the Indian and kept
crowding against Mr. Bryant. "Why," said he, "you will push
me off." The Indian then said, "That is what the white man is
doing to the Indian, pushing him off all the time."
At another time when Mr. Bryant and family were moving from
Illinois to Missouri, in 1837, and had almost reached their destina-
tion, they came to a large stream which they were obhged to ford;
it had raised in the night until it was dangerous to cross, but
the party was unaware of that and started their teams into the
swollen stream. One of the horses fell, and in plunging about to
extricate himself from the wagon, turned it over with all of the
occupants penned in under the cover. In this wagon were Mrs.
Bryant, her sister Mrs. Nevitt, Nancy, and two children (John
and Mrs. Bryant's little sister). Nancy broke the cover loose and
got on top of the overturned wagon, and the two women followed
and held to the sides while they were fast going down stream.
Shortly the little girl, Sarah Ann Steinbrooke, came to the surface
and Nancy caught her by the dress and held her while they floated
a quarter of a mile. She also took John from her step-mother's
arms, supposing he was dead also, but he afterwards was resus-
citated. Help came after they had gone nearly a mile and the
lives of all were saved except that of the Kttle girl.
At another time while living in Missouri, a large party of Indians
were being taken across the Mississippi River; they camped several
days near Mr. Bryant's home, and they would trade their supplies
for food, etc. One day Nancy, then a child, took a basket of apples
to trade for beads, and an Indian boy demanded an apple, but offered
nothing in return. Nancy refused to part with her fruit without
SIXTH GENERATION 51
the necessary payment, which angered the young redskin. His
sister saw his movements and called to Nancy to jump, which she
did, and had no sooner gotten behind a tree when an arrow went
whizzing past her, shot by the boy. He received a severe whipping
from his father and did not get any apples.
Mr. Bryant encountered many hardships in new countries, but
his taste for adventure seemed to be a part of his nature and he
always made plenty of friends, a good Hving, and seemed to enjoy
life to a good old age, dying at the age of seventy-seven years from
Hannah Bryant,*^ (David^ , Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter
Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Apr. 16, 1799, near Bethel, Washing-
ton Co., Pa. ; m., 1818, to Mathew Black Mitchell, who was
b. 1794 in WTieeling, W. Va.; d , 1879; buried in Lima,
Ohio. Hannah d. Jan. i, 1879, at the home of her dau.
Hannah Larminie in Chicago; buried at Lima, Ohio, in Maple-
Mr. Mitchell was a farmer; adherent of the Presbyterian faith.
He enlisted for service in the Civil War, but was rejected by the
recruiting officer because of disability. At the first draft for
soldiers he offered again and was again rejected. When the Civil
War broke out Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell had eight sons old enough
and young enough to enlist; five offered themselves for their
country's defense in the Union army, and three were accepted in
the Ninth Indiana regiment. The children were all born in Rich-
land County, Ohio. Burke's General Armory gives 25 families of
the name of Mitchell as bearing coats of arms.
133. I. David Mitchell, b. Sept. 13, 1820; m. Mary Merri-
EHza Ann Mitchell, d. at the age of thirteen years.
Robert Mitchell, b. Sept. 8, 1825; m. Mary Forbs-|-
Catherine WooUey Mitchell, b. Sept. 8, 1825; m. in
1852, Rev. Matthew Clark, who died Feb.
I, 1902. Resided in Boston and Chicago.
52 BRYANT GENEALOGY
No children. She was an artist of ability
and left many fine paintings in possession of
her sister, Mrs. Hannah Larniinie.
137- V- Jane Mitchell, d. aged thirteen months.
138. VI. Simeon Mitchell, b. Sept. 11, 1826; m. Isabel
139. VII. Joseph Mitchell, b. Dec. 31, 183 1 ; m. Anna Catharine
140. VIII. John Bryant Mitchell, b. Mar. 24, 1833; m. Olive
141. IX. Torrence Mitchell, m. Sarah Martin +
142. X. Matthew C. Mitchell, b. in 1837; unm. Served in
Civil War. He died at the age of thirty-nine
in Nevada, O.
143. XI. Hannah Abigail Mitchell, b. Feb. 25, 1840; m. Samuel
144. XII. Isaac C. Mitchell, b. Apr. 17, 1842; unm. He served
as a Union soldier in the Civil War, and died
soon after the close of the war and is buried
at Clinton, Mo.
Elizabeth Bryant,^ (David^ , Simeon,^ Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 13, 1801, Washington,
Pa.; d. Feb. 22, 1886; m. Apr. 22, 1824, in Fredericktown,
Ohio, Charles Cracraft Post, who was b. July 27, 1800, at
ClaysviUe, Pa.; d. Mar. 28, 1884; buried at Spencerville, Ohio.
He was the son of Jeremiah Post and Martha Cracraft, dau. of
Major Charles Cracraft, who served in the war of the Revolu-
tion. In politics, Mr. Post was a Republican; in religion a
Methodist; occupation, a millwright.
145. I. Asher Taylor Post, b. Apr. 10, 1825; d. Aug. 10, 1829.
146. II. Martha Post, b. Aug. 7, 1827; m. Cyrus Hart
147. III. Bryant Post, b. July 25, 1830; d. May 11, 1831.
148. IV. Leonidas HamHne Post, b. Aug. 9, 1832; m. Eliza
Jane Stewart +
ELIZABETH BRYANT POST
SIXTH GENERATION 53
149. V. Adam Clark Post, b. Nov. 2, 1834; m. ist Isabelle
Martin; m. (2nd) Lucy Frost; m. 3rd Eliza
150. VI. Isaac Bryant Post, b. June 21, 1837; m. Emma
151. VII. Charles Graham Post, b. Dec. 31, 1839; m. Maria
152. VIII. Harvey Post, b. Feb. 9, 1845; d. Mar. 31, 1846.
Mr. and Mrs. Post were among the pioneers of Ohio. Mr. Post
was a millwright and built and operated for a number of years the
present grist mill now on the Auglaize River, known in the past as
the Post mills, but at present as the Tone's mills. After disposing
of his mill he bought a large tract of land one mile west of the
Auglaize River on the Lima and Spencerville road, which he
improved, and here he resided until a short time previous to his
death, spending the last few months in the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Martha Hover. In poHtics Mr. Post was a RepubHcan and
took an active part in the local and poHtical issues of the past, and
was sent to represent Allen County in the General Assembly of
the state of Ohio in 1856-8, in which he honored himself and his
constituents. Mr. and Mrs. Post were both born in the same
neighborhood in Washington County, Pennsylvania, and thus had
known each other since childhood. They were married in Ohio,
and this marriage tie remained unbroken for almost sixty years
when death claimed the husband. Father Post, as he was famiHar-
ly called, was noted for his charity. The poor never suffered in his
neighborhood. No man was turned away from his door hungry.
Mrs. Elizabeth Post was a quiet woman, domestic in her tastes,
but of very decided character. She was an excellent housekeeper
and very industrious. In person she was small, quite short of
stature, of fair complexion and blue eyes. Their home was the
stopping place of the Methodist preachers and quarterly meeting
occasions were times for the gathering of the members of the pioneer
churches. Their three younger sons served in the Union army
during the Civil War. Isaac Bryant, and Charles Graham enhsted
in the "three months' service." After being mustered out of the
service, Isaac re-enhsted in the Thirty-second Ohio Infantry and
Charles in the Fourth Ohio Cavalry. An older brother, Adam
Clark, enhsted in the Eighty-first Ohio Infantry. All served until
54 BRYANT GENEALOGY
the close of the war, when Isaac held the rank of major, Adam
Clark that of Heutenant, and Charles that of corporal. All es-
caped without injury except Charles, who was shot in the knee in a
skirmish while in Alabama. The surgery possible was very crude,
the bullet being cut out by a veterinary surgeon with a razor. After
a two weeks' stay in the hospital he reported for duty.
Jacob Bryant,® (David^ , Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter
Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 15, 1803, near Washington, Pa.;
d. June 22, 1870; m, in 1828, Jane Anne Welsh, who was b.
Sept. 14, 1805, near Charleston, Va. She d. Jan. 15, 1875.
153. I. Edmund Randolph Bryant, b. Jan. 14, 1829; m.
Mary EHzabeth Miller +
Avis M. Bryant, b ; m. Joseph W. Stuckey+
Alford D. Bryant.
Isaac L. Bryant.
Elizabeth D. Bryant.
Matthew M. Bryant.
Jacob Bryant removed with his parents to Knox County, Ohio,
when twelve years old. They first settled in Dallas Township,
then later they went to Scott Township, in Marion County.
Jacob, by this time being a young man, started in the business of
buying and selhng stock, in which business he was successful. He
used to drive large herds to Pittsburgh and Baltimore. At this
time it was not uncommon to buy large herds and drive them to be
fattened in the rich bottom lands of Scioto River below Columbus,
where corn could then be purchased at ten cents a bushel. In 1833
Jacob and his family moved to Bucyrus, Ohio, where he entered
the mercantile business on Main Street. Later he removed to
La Timberville, about ten miles from Bucyrus, where he continued
in the mercantile business. In 1838 he settled on his farm. It was
then a portion of the Gillespie lands, which were regarded as the
garden spot of the plains. Here Jacob transacted almost the
whole stock business of the country and enjoyed the full confidence
NANCY BRYANT AGNEW
SIXTH GENERATION 55
of the entire community. A singular illustration of the openness
of his dealings and of our pecuhar financial condition at that time
is found in the account we have of an eye-witness. Mr. Bryant
would purchase from farmers their droves of hogs or herds of cattle
and having disposed of them would return with a bulky package of
several thousands of dollars in the promiscuous wild cat currency
of this and surrounding states. As farmers would call for the
money due them he would place this pile on the table and bid each
man select such money most satisfactory to himself, which each one
would proceed to do. Jacob was a good neighbor and an honorable
man in his worldly deaHngs. In politics he was a Whig and a
Republican, and in rehgion a Methodist. The last twenty years
of his life he was a partial invalid, caused by paralysis arising from
a fall from a horse while driving cattle. During these years he had
the most tender care of his wife and children. He was buried in his
family lot at Oakwood Cemetery, Bucyrus, Ohio. Mrs. Bryant
was a woman of remarkable physical vigor, retaining until within
a few months of her death the elasticity and activity of youth. She
was a faithful wife, an affectionate mother, and a woman who at-
tended to her own affairs and was highly esteemed by all who knew
Nancy Bryant,^ (David^ , Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter
Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Dec. 16, 1808, on the farm near Owl
Creek, Washington Co., Pa., which is of historical interest, for
here was founded the Campbellite or Christian Church. She
m. Dec. 5, 1827, in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, David Agnew, who d.
Apr. 15, 1835, at Pleasant Grove, Ind., and is buried at West-
ville, Ohio. She m. (2nd) John Gardner Keller in 1840, at
Pleasant Grove, Ind. He was born in Washington Co., Pa.;
d. June 13, 1882. She d. July 4, 1884; buried in Winfield,
Children ist m.:
159. I. Margaret Jane Agnew, b. Aug. 15, 1829; m. George
Henry Welsh +
160. II. Isaac Bryant Agnew, b. Sept. 11, 1831; m. Sarah
56 BRYANT GENEALOGY
i6i. III. Elizabeth Agnew, b 1833; ^- Chester 0.
162. IV. David Agnew, b. May, 4, 1835 ; m. Nancy E. Bright+
Children 2nd m.:
163. V. Martha Keller, b. Oct , 1842; m. Edwin
164. VI. AuriKa Keller, b. Oct , 1844; m. Josiah Chap-
man. She resides in Ovid, N. Y.
165. VII. Anna Elizabeth Keller, b. Jan , 1846; m.
Henry W. Northrup-f
166. VIII. Gertrude Keller, b. Nov , 1848; m. Ephriam
Cooper Andrew +
167. IX. John Keller, b. May, 1850; m. Hattie Jones +
168. X. Winfield Keller, b. July , 1852; unm.; d. 1883,
Agnew (from Agneau, French) means a lamb. Some of the
family came into England at a very early date, and some of them
accompanied Strongbow into Ireland. Others settled in Scotland,
where Sir Andrew Agnew was hereditary sheriff of Wigtonshire in
1452, which office the family retained about four hundred years.
Tradition says three brothers emigrated in the early part of the
eighteenth century to America from Great Britain. One of these
brothers settled in New Jersey, and two of them settled near
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The American genealogy of this
family begins with David Agnew, of Scotch descent, who was born
in New Jersey. Was a soldier of the Revolution. After the war
he moved to the vicinity of Washington, Pennsylvania; married
Ruth Maxwell; children, Jonathan, Wilham, John, Jane, David,
and Cumie, who married Andrew Vance. A brother, William
Vance, married the above Jane Agnew.
Jane Bryant/ (David^ , Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter
Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. May 3, 1810; d. Dec. 24, 1889, at
Lathrop, Mo.; m. Nov. 13, 1828, near Fredericktown, Ohio,
Madison Washington Welsh, who was b. Mar. 29, 1808, in
Virginia. He d. Apr. 18, 1883, in Lathrop, Mo.
JANE BRYANT WELSH
169. I. Bryant Welsh, b. Mar. 15, 1830; m. Sarah Margaret
170. II. William St. Clair Welsh, b. July 13, 1832; m, Harriet
171. III. George H. Welsh, b. Jan. 16, 1834; m. Amanda
172. VI. Hannah Welsh, b. Oct. 3, 1836; m. Thomas Gil-
173. V. Emma WooUey Welsh, b. Sept. 28, 1840; d. Nov. 23,
174. VI. Pauline Welsh, b. Apr. i, 1842; m. John S. Stuckey+
175. VII. John Bartrom Welsh, b. June 6, 1844; i^- Louisa
176. VIII. Jane AmeHa Welsh, b. July 7, 1850, Bucyrus, O;
resides Woodward, Okla.; unm.
Mr. Welsh was an extensive farmer and stock-raiser; in politics
a Democrat; in religious faith a Presbyterian. When five years
of age, Jane Bryant removed with her parents from Washington
County, Pennsylvania, to Fredericktown, Ohio, where they lived
until she grew to womanhood. While attending the wedding of
her brother Jacob Bryant and Jane Ann Welsh and festivities fol-
lowing, she met Madison Welsh, whom she married in 1828. She
was eighteen years old and Madison twenty. She was of medium
height, well-proportioned, very fair complexion, with rosy cheeks
and even features and auburn hair. She had an unusual amount
of self-respect and commanded the regard of all who knew her.
It was a happy home and some of the children Lingered, loath to
occupy a home of their own. Her first home after her marriage was
in Wyandot County, south of the town of Wyandot. At that
time the Indians were numerous in that part of Ohio, they having
a trail past the door, into which they rudely gazed, but never
molested the young wife. In 1831 they moved to Bucyrus, which
was a small town without railroads, the county seat of Crawford
County. After Hving there a year and a half, they moved six miles
south of Bucyrus. Two years later they moved onto land in Craw-
ford County purchased from the government at a dollar and a
half an acre, where they had a lovely home and a farm of eleven
hundred acres. In early life, while living on the farm, the prairie
58 BRYANT GENEALOGY
fires often raged and threatened their home and stock. The wife
by good management assisted in carrying the husband through a
financial crisis. In 1875 they moved to Upper Sandusky, at that
time a town of about five thousand inhabitants. In 1878 they
celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Two weeks later
from their home their son George was buried. Later Mr. and Mrs.
Welsh and their single daughter Jane went to Lathrop, Missouri,
where they remained until their passing away. Mrs. Welsh had
the care and raising of the children and oversight of the tarm from
1834 until 1855, her husband being in the eastern cities. New York,
Philadelphia, and Lancaster, a great deal of the time. His stock
was driven over the road and he traveled by stage coach, which
consumed much time. Stock business was uncertain at that time
on account of the fluctuation of prices; also the keeping of large
droves in the city was expensive. After repeated reverses her
husband failed. It seems that the condition of their affairs finan-
cially was not known to the wife until the crash actually came.
The hard-working, saving and sacrificing companion faced poverty
with a large family, the daughters being young and unable to help
themselves and their parents. The two younger boys who were at
home came nobly to their rescue. Fortunately, Madison had
always been a liberal provider, which gave them plenty of material
with which to help along for a few years, and with the mother's
good management, and by all working together, the crisis was
76 SEVENTH GENERATION
Arthur Vance Bryant/ (Elias^ , David,^ Simeon/
Cornelius/ Pieter Cornelisse/ Cornells^), b. June 25, 1822,
near Fredricktown, Knox Co., Ohio; d. June 17, 1905, at
Peoria, 111.; m. May 8, 1844, at Pleasant Grove, Lake Co., Ind.,
Henrietta Hill, dau. of Rufus Hill and Olive Humes, who
was b. Feb. 18, 1824, at Windham, Windham Co., Conn.; d.
Feb. 19, 1902; buried Lowell, Ind. In politics Mr. Bryant was
a Whig and afterwards a Republican, in religion a Methodist.
He is buried in Lowell, Ind.
Copy of land entry: "On August 14, 1845, Arthur V. Bryant
entered from the United States the southwest quarter of the south-
SEVENTH GENERATION 59
west quarter of section 17, township 33, range 8, 40 acres. His
patent is dated May 10, 1848, but has never been recorded. He,
with his wife Henrietta, conveyed this land to EHas Bryant on
November 4, 1846, and on October 19, 1848, EKas Bryant conveyed
the tract above mentioned to David, Robert, and John Bryant.
On February 13, 1855, John Bryant of Eldorado County, Cali-
fornia, conveyed to David Bryant and Robert Bryant the land
together with another 80 acres in section 18 which they had
purchased from James Andrews on March 13, 1854."
177. I. Mary M. Bryant, b. Aug. 31, 1845; d. Sept. 10, 1846.
178. II. John Arthur Bryant, b. Dec. 22, 1847; d- J^^y ^^^
1893; ^- Eva Sutton.
179. III. Ann Eliza Bryant, b. Aug. 10, 1852; m. Albert
180. IV. Charles A. Bryant, b. May 2, 1854; d. Sept., 1855.
181. V. Mary P. Bryant, b. Sept. 10, 1856; d. Sept., 1857.
182. VI. Elias W. Bryant, b. Sept. 12, 1858; m. Anna E.
183. VII. Ulysses S. Bryant, b. Oct. 17, 1868; m. Minnie K.
David Bryant/ (Elias^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Sept. 20, 1824, in Knox Co.,
Ohio; d. Nov. 27, 1900; m. Oct. 21, 1858, at Hebron, Ind.,
Mary McGill, who was b. Feb. 18, 1832; d. Jan., 1903; buried
in Hebron Cemetery. They resided many years near Hebron,
Ind. Mr. Bryant was a good farmer. Politics, Republican;
184. I. Annette May Bryant, b. Jan. 14, 1866; m. 1895,
Charles Applegate, son of F. P. Applegate and
Elizabeth Lackey. She graduated from the
Valparaiso (Ind.) High School and taught in
Porter Co., Ind. They reside on the old
homestead where her father and mother spent
their entire married Hves. They have one
6o BRYANT GENEALOGY
492. I. Bryant Applegate, b. Mar. 12, 1898; attending
public school, Hebron, Ind.
Robert Bryant,^ (Elias^ , David/ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Dec. 17, 1826, near Fredrick-
town, Knox Co., Ohio; d. Apr. 8, 1906; m. Sept. 20, 1853,
Mary Jane Merriss, who was b. Sept. 15, 1833, in Bucyrus,
Ohio; dau. of Daniel R. Merriss and Sarah Nafus. She d.
May 8, 1867; buried Hebron, Ind. Two years later he m.
Emily Lindly, who d. Jan., 1905.
185. I. Daniel R. Bryant, b. May 9, 1854; m. Mary Lois
186. H. Charles Bryant, b. Mar. 22, 1857; m. Endora
Robert Bryant remained at home with his parents until twenty-
one years of age, after which he was employed for two years at the
low wages of $12.00 and $13.00 per month. At this early date
Ohio and Indiana were practically a tractless and almost unin-
habited wilderness. When Robert was a boy of nine years his
father, EHas Bryant, accompanied by his family consisting of his
wife Ann and his five children, came to Lake County, Indiana, and
there settled. Railroads at this time had not extended so far west.
A journey which could now be made in a day was made by wagon
and required several weeks. The nearest mill was one hundred
and fifty miles distant, and it was necessary to go to Michigan City
to obtain supplies. Indians were very common and even years
later a few were to be found who were on intimate terms with their
paleface brothers. Robert's advantages were few for acquiring
an education, but he was a natural lover of books and had the
faculty of retaining what he once read ; he thus became very well
informed. He and his brother purchased eighty acres of land
which were sold, together with a half interest in his father's farm,
when he moved to Porter County in 1854. Here with his brother
John he purchased 480 acres and later 100 acres more. This re-
SEVENTH GENERATION 6i
mained undivided until about 1861, after wliich he bought 40 acres
of farming land and 40 more acres of timber. He had at the time of
his death 310 acres of the finest land in the county, about a mile
and a half from Hebron. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bryant were mem-
bers of the Methodist Episcopal church.
John Bryant/ (Elias^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. July 20, 1833, in Richland Co.,
Ohio; m. Feb. 21, i860, at Lowell, Ind., d. July 25, 1913,
Mary Angeline Lawrence, b. Dec. 28, 1840, in Berrien Co.,
Mich. She was the dau. of George W. Lawrence and Julia C.
Haskins. She d. Sept. 25, 1893; buried at Lowell, Ind. She
was a woman of most excellent traits of character.
187. I. Bertha A. Bryant, b. Feb. 20, 1861; m. Cassius C.
Phelps. She attended school at Lowell and
Crown Point, Ind. After the death of her
husband she entered the office as clerk of the
Baltimore and Ohio Railway, which position
she still holds. She is a member of the
Society of the Daughters of the American
Revolution. She resides at Windsor Park,
188. II. Luella C. Bryant, b. Aug. 22, 1862; m. (ist) John H.
Spittal; m. (2nd) Nelson H. Straight+
189. III. Marie Vance Bryant, b. July 21, 1867; m. Oscar G.
190. VI. JuHa A. Bryant, b. Sept. 17, 187-; m. Ernest Hum-
191. V. John D. Bryant, b. Apr. 13, 1871; d. Mar. 6, 1874.
When Mr. Bryant removed with his parents to Indiana the
Pottawatomie tribe of Indians were about the only people in Lake
County at that time. He pursued his education in one of the
primitive log school houses found in the frontier settlements. He
attended school through the winter months until eighteen years of
age. In the summer season he was employed upon the home
62 BRYANT GENEALOGY
farm, gaining practical knowledge and a broad experience concern-
ing the best methods of promoting agricultural interests, which
later brought him great success. In 1852 he crossed the plains to
CaHfornia with a horse team, traveling north of Salt Lake City on
the old Kit Carson route. Here he remained until 1857 when he
returned to the East by way of the Panama and Aspinwall route to
New York, spending two days on the island of Cuba while en
route. He went to Hebron to visit his brothers David and Robert
and remained there and engaged in agricultural pursuits and
merchandising in Lake County, Indiana, until 1880, when he lo-
cated on a farm. In 1882 he again went to Cahfornia to visit his
relatives who had crossed the plains with him in 1852, thirty years
before. He remained in the Golden State two months, when he
again returned to Lowell and in the same year he removed to
South Chicago and engaged in the grocery business, in which
he continued for about three years. On the expiration of that
period he again went to Lowell and resumed farming, which he
has since followed. He had a valuable tract of land of one hun-
dred and seventy acres, and the land is arable and highly cultivated,
while many substantial improvements have been made on the farm
which indicate liis enterprising spirit. Mr. Bryant was a lifelong
Republican, active in the work of his party and deeply interested
in its success, yet never seeking or desiring office as a reward for
party f eality . He was a member of the Masonic fraternity at Lowell,
Lodge No. 378, and of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at
South Chicago, Lodge No. 245; he was a member of the Methodist
Episcopal church. His has been an eventful, useful, and interesting
life history, for he was familiar with pioneer experiences in Indiana
and in the Far West, and his mind was stored with many interest-
ing reminiscences of his sojourn in the Golden State during the
early days of its mining development.
Katherine Bryant/ (Isaac° , David,^ Simeon,^ Corne-
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 10, 1847, Delaware,
Ohio; m. Jan. 22, 1877, to Richard Carter of Wellsville,
Ohio, son of John Adams Carter and Mary D. Connell.
Res., Upper Sandusky, Ohio. In politics a Republican; in
religion a Presbyterian.
MARY A. BRYANT
SEVENTH GENERATION 63
192. I. May Bryant Carter, b. Nov. 27, 1877. She gradu-
ated from the High School of Upper San-
dusky, Ohio, and later attended the university
at Worcester, Ohio.
193. II. Martha Catherine Carter, b. June 3, 1887. She
graduated from Upper Sandusky High School.
Katherine Bryant received her higher education at Steubenville
Seminary, and attended the School of Design at Pittsburgh, Penn-
sylvania. Richard Carter was educated in Marion (Ohio) High
School, at the Newell's Institute for Boys in Pittsburgh, and the
Iron City Commercial College in Pittsburgh.
John Quincy Bryant/ (Isaac^ , David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius/ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Feb. 16, 1850; m.
Emma Wheeler; d. Mar. 3, 1883.
194. I. Claude J. Bryant, b. Mar. 16, 1876; m. Bertha
195. II. Madge L. Bryant, b. May 13, 1877; m. Clarence
Montgomery of Coffeyville, Kan. Res.,
Asheville, N. C.
Jeannie Bryant/ (Isaac® , David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Nov. 27, 1855 in Wyandot,
Ohio; m. May i, 1879, Frank J. Sheckler, who was b. July
14, 1857, at Bucyrus, Ohio; son of D. J. Sheckler and Charlotte.
In politics a Republican. Res., Wyandot, Ohio. Mrs.
Sheckler is a twin of Charles Post Bryant.
196. I. Edna E. Sheckler, b. July 6, 1880.
197. II. Maude E. Sheckler, b. Mar. 10, 1882.
198. III. Bryant V. Sheckler, b. June 15, i!
64 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Charles Post Bryant/ (Isaac^ , David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Nov. 27, 1855, in
Wyandot, Ohio; unm.
He was educated in the public schools in Wyandot. His first
teacher was his cousin Kate Grafton. He lived on the farm until
1880 when he removed to Bucyrus. In 1886 he went to Nebraska
and preempted a tract of government land, proved up in 1887, and
came back to Bucyrus. Appointed Deputy County Surveyor in
May, 1893, and held the office until September, 1901, when he be-
came County Surveyor. Also held office of City Engineer. Re-
sides, Bucuyrus, Ohio.
Jane Bryant/ (Joseph^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius/
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b ; m. Dr. Samuel
Grafton, a physician of Kansas City, Mo.
199. I. Katherine Grafton, b. Jan. i, 1839; m. Thomas M.
200. II. Mary Grafton; m. Simon Peckenpaw+
201. III. Bryant Grafton, b , 184. .; m. Maria Harper -|-
202. IV. Samuel Grafton; res., Denver, Colo. Member of
press, Rocky Mountain News.
Thomas Campbell Bryant,'^ (Joseph^ , David,^ Simeon,'*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. 1818; m. Eliza
Chapman. He was a graduate of Bethany College, Va., and
a farmer in Illinois.
Jennie Bryant; m. Mr. Rathven, living in Kansas.
Thomas Bryant, Jr.
SEVENTH GENERATION 65
207. V. Harry D. Bryant.
208. VI. Alexander Bryant.
209. VII. Dorothea Bryant; m. Mr. Stahl. They had two
sons, Jack and Jill.
210. VIII. Frank Bryant.
Joseph Wm. Cullen Bryant/ (Joseph^ , David,^
Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Nov. 12,
1824, Washington Co., Pa.; d. Aug. 26, 1911, Clifton Forge,
Va.; m. Elizabeth Postlewaite, Apr. 18, 1849, ^^ Racine.
Lived several years in Tennessee. Occupation, stock-raising
and farming, in Tennessee, and Ohio. He was a graduate of
Bethany College. Res., Clifton Forge, Va.
211. I. Jean Carson Bryant, b. Feb. 17, 1850; m. John R.
MiUer, July 18, 1882 +
212. II. William Postlewaite Bryant, b. Feb. 11, 1852.
213. HI. Joseph Wm. Cullen Bryant, Jr., b. Jan. 28, 1854;
m. Helen Bowles +
214. IV. John Isaac Bryant, b. Aug. 27, 1856; m. Paralee
215. V. Dorothea Lucinda Bryant, b. Apr. 5, 1861; unm.-f-
216. VI. James Alexander Bryant, b. Aug. 25, 1863 ; d
217. VII. Elizabeth Alice Bryant, b. June 18, 1866; m. A. W.
Woodward; d. Oct. 28, 1902.
218. VIII. Sidney Horace Bryant, b. Dec. 14, 1868; d. in U. S.
naval service in Cuba, Aug. 18, 1899.
219. IX. Mary Emily Bryant, b. June 12, 1873; m. T. W.
Alexander Campbell Bryant,^ (Joseph^ , David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Oct. 8,
1828, Bethany, Va.; d. 1896; m. Jenevleve Gallagher of
Fleming Co., Ky.; m. (2nd) 1861, Mary Calvert Berry of
Fleming Co., Ky. Mary Calvert was the dau. of Wm. Calvert
66 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Berry and Elmira Taylor. Alexander Campbell graduated at
Bethany College; studied law, but gave up his practice to enter
railroad life, holding various positions in that occupation.
Politics, Republican; religion, Campbelhte.
Children ist m.:
220. I. Dora Bryant; d. at age of four years.
Children 2nd m.:
221. II. William Henry Bryant, b. July 28, 1863; m. Birdie
May Routt +
222. III. Mary Lou. Bryant, b. Oct. 26, 1865, in Indianapolis,
Ind.; m. E. W. McCorkle+
Sarah Ann Bryant,^ (SamueP , David,^ Simeon,^
Cornehus,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Oct. 15, 1820, in
Washington Co., Pa.; m. Harvey Sanger of the state of New
York; he was b. May 29, 181 5. She d. May 29, 1855, near
223. I. L. W. Sanger, b. Apr. 25, 1841; m. Olive Wiley+
224. II. Ross Sanger, b. June 3, 1842; m. Louisa D.Hopkins +
225. III. Adna Sanger, b. Jan. 2, 1844; m. Phoebe Hopkins,
b. Dec. 24, 1848, dau. of Benj. Hopkins and
Elizabeth Norton; d. June 22, 1909, at Kings-
226. IV. David Sanger, b. Apr. 6, 1847; d. Oct. 23, 1903;
unm.; res., Lowell, Ind.
227. V. Mary Sanger, b. May 14, 1851; d. Aug. 28, 1869.
Samuel Ross Bryant,'^ (SamueP , David,^ Simeon,^
CorneHus,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Nov. 27, 1822, in
Washington Co., Pa.; d. Jan. 21, 1886, at Valparaiso, Ind.; m.
Dec. 20, 1849, ^^^^ La Porte, Ind., to Isabella Lomax, who
was b. June 26, 1829. She was the dau. of Abel Lomax and
Elizabeth Ladd. She d. Feb. 26, 1888, at Valparaiso, Ind.
SEVENTH GENERATION 67
228. I. Frank Jennings Bryant, b. Sept. 12, 1850; d. Feb.
229. 11. William Alfred Bryant, b. Feb. 7, 1852; m. Alia
230. III. Mary Delight Bryant, b. Nov. 3, 1853; d. Sept. 9,
231. IV. Adelbert Bryant, b. Nov. 20, 1855; d. Oct. i, 1856.
232. V. Hubert Ross Bryant, b. Sept. 24, 1857; d. June 12,
When Samuel Ross Bryant was an infant his mother died, leaving
him to the tender care of his grandmother Ross and her daughter
Elizabeth. Here he made his home until his father left Pennsyl-
vania in 1829 for Ohio, accompanied by his second wife and chil-
dren. In 1835, with his father's family, he removed to Lake
County, Indiana. In 1843 he attended school in Valparaiso, In-
diana, the teacher being Mr. Harvey Ball of Crown Point, Indiana,
the only school in the place at that time. After leaving Valparaiso
he clerked in the dry goods store of Leonard Woods in the village
of Door, La Porte County. Later he engaged in the merchantile
business in partnership with Mr. Warren Mason of Valparaiso,
Indiana. Soon after his marriage in 1849 he bought a drug-store
of Mr. William Harrison in Valparaiso. He continued successfully
in this business for twenty-five years. In 1857, fearing the effects
of so severe a climate on lungs already affected by its severity, he
made arrangements for a home in the South. However, the un-
settled condition of affairs in the South and the near approach of
that terrible war-cloud deterred him from carrying out his plan.
In the spring of 1879 he accompanied his son Hubert, then in poor
health, to Denver, Colorado. From here he was soon compelled to
return, being unable to endure the effects of the alkaline dust of
that region. Previous to this time he had by unflagging and
patient effort battled against the insidious disease, consumption,
until he felt that he had at least gained partial victory, but it
ultimately gained the mastery. As he neared the end, the deep
current of his life thought came to the surface in the expression of
the deep, warm affection that he felt for the loved ones who watched
at his bedside. In early life he united with the Methodist church,
but soon after his marriage he and his wife transferred their mem-
68 BRYANT GENEALOGY
bership to the Presbyterian church of Valparaiso, of which he
proved a faithful and efficient member, ever ready with open hand
and warm heart, in his characteristic quiet manner, to help build
up the kingdom of his Master, on whose rod and staff he calmly
and confidently leaned, even down to the valley and shadow of
death. In business for many years, no one had cause to suspect his
fidelity and integrity. Charged with pubKc trusts of considerable
magnitude, he closed each with a correct record.
Jacob C. Bryant/ (SamueF , David,^ Simeon,* Corne-
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Nov. 26, 1828, in Green
Co., Pa.; m. Nov. 23, 1853, at Valparaiso, Ind., to Adelia
Frances Tyler, who was born Nov. 6, 1837 ; dau. of Jeremiah
and Mary Ann Fitch, Rensselaer Co., N. Y. She d. Aug. 20,
1905, at Wichita, Kan.
233. I. Martha Frances Bryant, b. Mar. 21, 1855; m. (ist)
William H, Rogers; m. (2nd) Grear Nagle+
234. II. Edward Marion Bryant, b. Aug. 16, 1855; d. Sept.
15, 1857, at Pleasant Grove, Ind.; buried at
235. III. Samuel Tyler Bryant, b. Oct. 9, 1858 +
236. IV. Mary Ann Bryant, b. Jan. 15, 1861; m. Henry
When Jacob C. Bryant was one year of age his parents moved to
Knox County, Ohio. When seven years of age, he with his parents
moved to Lake County, Indiana. His education was principally
acquired at the Pleasant Grove school, which was the first organized
in this settlement. The teacher was Bell Jennings, half brother of
Mrs. Joanna Woodruff Bryant, who made his home with the
family and who, having a love for hunting, had no trouble in supply-
ing the family with venison during the winter, which was cooked
to a queen's taste by Mrs. Bryant. Jacob attended school at
Crown Point and afterwards at Valparaiso. Later he went to
western Ohio where he engaged in business with his cousin Simeon
Mitchell. Soon after, returning to Valparaiso, he continued in
SEVENTH GENERATION 69
business for a number of years. The Tyler family removed to this
vicinity from New York when the .daughter was three years old.
Immediately after his marriage he removed to Crown Point,
Indiana. In the spring of i860, with his wife and two children, he
drove in a wagon to Franklin County, Kansas. The extreme
drought of that summer compelled him to return to Indiana, where
he remained until 1863, when he located at Galva, IlHnois. Here
he was employed by the United States government as mechanic and
was stationed at Nashville, Tennessee, later being transferred to
Atlanta, Georgia. Severe fighting took place about Nashville, and
all mechanics were held in readiness for active service under arms.
After serving the government for about six months he returned
home. In 1866 he located at Chickasaw, Iowa, where he Hved until
1888, going from there to Cowley County, Kansas. Jn the fall of
1904 he moved to Wichita, Kansas, where in August, 1905, his wife
died, after a Hngering illness, respected and esteemed by those who
knew her. The closing years of her Hfe were spent miich in travel
in an effort to regain her health, but to no avail. Since the death of
his wife Jacob Bryant makes his home with his daughter, Mrs.
Grear Nagle, 1501 Maple St., Wichita, Kansas. At the age of
eighty-five he still enjoys a reasonable degree of health.
Hannah Bryant/ (SamueP , David,^ Simeon,'' Corne-
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 18, 1831, at Fred-
ericktown, Knox Co., Ohio; d. Nov. 28, 1889, at Crown Point,
Ind.; m. Feb. 22, 1851, at Michigan City, Ind., to Eli Marion
Robertson, who was b. Jan. 24, 1829, at Charleston, Clark
Co., Ind.; son of Hezekiah Robertson and Polly Teeple. He
d. Nov. 16, 1896, near Hebron, Ind.
237. I, Mary Joanna Robertson, b. Feb. 17, 1852; m. Oscar
238. 11. Joseph Harvey Robertson, b. Jan. 29, 1854; m.
Florence Elvena Talcott-f
239. HI. Fletcher Lorraine Robertson, b. Dec. 23, 1855; m.
Irene Stoops +
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When Hannah Bryant Robertson was nine years old her mother
died. Hannah being the oldest daughter at home was of great
assistance to her father in caring for the family. At the age of
seventeen years she united with the Methodist Episcopal church
at Westville, Indiana, and remained a member of that denomination
until her death. The first ten years of her married life were spent
in or near Westville, Indiana. Here her three children were born.
In 1862 the family moved to Eagle Creek Township, Lake County,
Indiana, where they remained for twenty years. Her next and last
home was in Crown Point, Indiana. She was a farmer's daughter
and a farmer's wife, devoted to her family.
Harvey Woodrutt Bryant/ (SamueP , David,^ Sime-
on,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 8, 1833,
at Fredericktown, Knox Co., Ohio; d. May 23, 1913, at Hebron
Ind.; m. May 3, i860, near Lowell, Ind., to Lucretia Dowd,
who was b. Sept. 12, 1840, at Zaleski, Vinton Co., Ohio; dau.
of Conner Dowd and Cynthia Pratt. She d. June 23, 1900, at
Eva Rosella Bryant, b. Feb. 20, 1861; unm.+
Merritt Conner Bryant, b. Nov. 14, 1862; m. Effie
Cynthia Lavinia Bryant, b. May 30, 1867; d. Jan.
Twin sister, b. May 30, 1867; d. 1867.
Milton Samuel Bryant, b. Jan. 30, 1870; d. Oct. 9,
Ora Viola Bryant, b. June 9, 1872; unm.+
Ada Luella Bryant, b. July 7, 1874; m. Joseph Ross
247. VIIL Nettie Ladora Bryant, b. Apr. 3, 1877; unm.+
When Harvey Bryant was two years old his father and mother,
with six children, in a party of some twenty relatives, started by
wagon from the Ohio farm to Lake County, Indiana, a distance of
300 miles. As a growing boy in pioneer times he had his share of
SEVENTH GENERATION 71
hardship. Left without a mother's care at seven, he made his
home for the most part with Uncle Harvey Woodruff at Orchard
Grove in the winter; and with Daniel Merris at Pleasant Grove
during the summer (that he might have access to the summer
schools) . In these boyhood days he could be seen drowning gophers
and trapping prairie chickens and quail, both as a diversion and
occupation, for the chickens and quail were sent to Chicago by
wagon and sold or traded for clothing. Christmas of 1848 found
him — now a boy of almost sixteen — on the way back to Ohio
helping Uncle Da\dd Bryant drive cattle. Others in the party
were his brother Isaac and his cousin David. In Ohio he made his
home with his father, who had returned in the fall of 1848, attending
school or working on the farm as the season demanded. In 1852
he came to Indiana, this time by stage, boat, and rail, and spent
the summer with his brother Ross and his sister Hannah and others.
Four cousins. Avis Bryant, Kate Mitchell, Robert Bryant, and
Harvey Bryant, made the return trip together, leaving Chicago
over the Michigan Central; 1853 was characterized by a trip over
the Allegheny Mountains to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with a drove
of cattle, in company with Bryant Welsh as leader. In the fall of
1854 he entered college at Oberlin, where he attended for a part of
two years. Here Rev. Charles G. Finney, president of the college,
commanded his respect and made a lasting impress upon his mind.
The influences brought to bear upon him here no doubt culminated
in his christian character of honesty and integrity. He soon
entered into church relations, and has ever since been a Methodist.
On December 3, 1855, he entered the rude schoolhouse at Orchard
Grove, Indiana, as teacher. Among the first pupils to arrive was a
girl of fifteen, in her shawl and hood — the fashion of the day — and
her ten-year-old brother, wearing his faded but clean blue denim
blouse and overalls tucked into his boot-tops. These two were
destined to have their lives closely interwoven with that of the
teacher, for the girl became his wife and the boy almost a Hfe
partner in farming and mercantile affairs. He continued teaching
for four more winters — two terms at Orchard Grove and two at
the Buckley school — while during the summers he farmed land
owned by Jerry Kenney. In 1856 he cast his first presidential
vote, which was lost, being a supporter of John C. Fremont.
After his marriage in i860 he purchased a house and lot adjoining
73 BRYANT GENEALOGY
the tract entered by his father-in-law, Conner Dowd. These were
the beginnings of the present Bryant Dowd & Company farm
located five miles southwest of Hebron. Along with his farming
interests he cared for an apiary, which at one time numbered 230
hives, all having had their origin in the single swarm of bees pre-
sented by Jerry Kenney as a wedding present. One shipment of
honey — 3,000 pounds — was marketed at 27 cents per pound,
while the year's yield amounted to $810. In 1874 failing health
came as a blow upon an heretofore active and ambitious life. A
change of climate and surroundings was recommended by Dr. J. K.
Blackstone, hence a trip to Colorado accompanied by his kinsmen,
Marion Robertson, David Fisher, and Homer DeWitt. With
health improved, after a few months he returned to his old pursuits,
which in the next few years were to be supplemented by town inter-
ests, for in 1876 he built a house in Hebron, moved his family, and
in 1881, in partnership with J. H. Dowd, his brother-in-law, pur-
chased a general stock of goods of WiUiam Sturgeon, owned just
previously by J. E. Bryant. A burglary and fire in 1890 neces-
sitated the removal of the remnant of the stock to temporary
quarters, and in time the building of the corner brick, now in use
and known as the Bryant Dowd & Company store. In recent
years, while in a sense Mr. Bryant had retired from store work, he
had general oversight of the finances; and though a man of eighty,
his pioneer life of toil and privation apparently had no effect upon
later years other than to have its share in the molding of a well-
rounded character of sterhng worth. He passed the fourscore
years, retaining far more than usual both of physical and mental
strength. His generosity in supporting the publication of the
Bryant Genealogy is highly appreciated. A stroke of apoplexy
May 19, 1913, caused his death, which occurred at the home of his
son, May 23, 1913.
Isaac C. Bryant,'^ (SamueP , David,^ Simeon,^ Corne-
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 11, 1836, at Pleas-
ant Grove, Lake Co., Ind.; d. Apr. 15, 1908; m. Dec. i, 1863,
to Harriet Pearce, who was b. Mar. 27, 1843, near Lowell,
Ind.; dau. of Michael Pearce and Margaret Dinwiddie. She
d. Nov. 12, 1912.
SEVENTH GENERATION 73
248. I. Samuel Edwin Bryant, b. Apr. 14, 1865; m. Maria
Ellen Wheeler +
249, II. John Pearce Bryant, b. Dec. 29, 1866; d. Aug. 8,
Margaret J. Bryant, b. Jan. 8, 1869; d. Aug. 17, 1870.
Bertha L. Bryant, b. July 6, 1870; m. Harry Georges-
Jessie M. Bryant, b. Aug. 19, 1873.
Blanche E. Bryant, b. Aug. 3, 1878; m. May i, 1897,
Charles Childs, son of George Childs and
Brody; Res., 230 North Ave., Chi-
At the death of his mother, when Isaac Bryant was five years old,
he was separated from father, brothers, and sisters, and in the
years following had various homes in the neighborhood. However,
his disposition was such that, even as a child, he would not be
imposed upon by those under whose care he was placed. An ap-
proaching whipping was enough to warrant him in seeking a new
home. To his mind, boyish pranks should not be thus dealt with,
and these pranks were not foreign to his nature. The district
school was a source of annoyance, but not for long at a time; for
he gained his freedom from it in the same way that he did from a
distasteful home. His nature demanded independence and free-
dom. In early life he was apprenticed to one Obadiah Dunham,
in Valparaiso, to learn the tailor's trade. While he was clever at
the trade, he never entered into the business, but chose rather to
work on his father's farm in season, and hunt and trap at leisure
times. He was a remarkable shot, and many prairie chickens,
geese, and deer were the victims of his deadly aim. On at least
two different occasions he assisted in driving cattle to the East —
in one instance to Ohio, and in another across the Alleghenies to
Pennsylvania. Knowledge of the western frontier was gained by
a trip taken when he was a young man. Railroads were still in-
complete in the West, and sometimes he was obHged to go on foot.
He toured several of the states, spending some time with his sister,
Jane Stalter, then living in Kansas. On August 11, 1861, he was
enlisted in Company H, Ninth Indiana Volunteers. During the
fight at Green Briar, West Virginia, he was wounded in his left
arm ; consequently he was granted a furlough and later an honorable
74 BRYANT GENEALOGY
discharge. A Lake County paper dated October lo, 1861, says:
"We notice among the wounded the name of Isaac Bryant, who is the
first of Lake County's men to receive the mark of a rebel bullet."
After his marriage he worked part of his father's farm on shares, but
after the division of the Pearce estate they estabHshed their home
on the portion falling to them, half-way between Hebron and Lowell.
Here he Hved uninterruptedly for years, a successful farmer devoted
to the interests of his family. About ten years before his death
he moved to Hebron, Indiana, where he built a roomy and comfort-
able home with a view to spending his closing years in retirement
from active pursuits.
Jane Bryant/ (SamueP , David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Jan. 26, 1838, near Lowell,
Lake Co., Ind.; d. Feb. 14, 1909; m. Oct, 21, 1855, in Wyandot
Co., Ohio, to John Stalter, who was b. Feb. 18, 1834, son of
Hiram Stalter of Pennsylvania.
254. I. Anna Stalter, b. Aug. 9, 1856; d. Aug. 26, 1856.
255. II. Mary K. Stalter, b. Aug. 18, 1857; m. Newton L.
256. III. George H. Stalter, b. Oct. 20, 1859; m. Mattie
257. IV. Martha B. Stalter, b. Jan. 18, 1862; d. Mar. 5, 1862.
258. V. Elura Stalter, b. June 3, 1863; m. John K. Snyder -f-
259. VI. Frankhn Stalter, b. Apr. 26, 1865; d. Sept. 16, 1869.
260. VII. Infant, b. Feb. 20, 1867; d. Feb. 20, 1867.
261. VIII. Samuel B. Stalter, b. Apr. 10, 1868; d. May 5, 1877.
262. IX. Delphia Stalter, b. Sept. 12, 1870; m. Feb. 2, 1893,
at Rock, Kan., Ferris Dawson. Res., Pacific
263. X. Charles E. Stalter, b. Dec. 29, 1872; d. Mar. 22, 1876.
264. XL Edwin R. Stalter, b. Dec. 3, 1874; m. Dora Moore +
265. XII. John W. Stalter, b. Dec. 4, 1876; m. Jessie E. Keats 4-
266 XIII. Julia J. Stalter, b. Dec. i, 1879; d. Nov. i, 1883.
267. XIV. Frederick L. Stalter, b. Apr. 17, 1883; m. Grace
SEVENTH GENERATION 75
During only two years of Jane Bryant Stalter's life did she have
a mother's care ; then she was left to the protection of others —
of neighbors, perhaps, and of a nine-year-old sister. Her school
days were passed in the old Pleasant Grove schoolhouse. When
she was ten years old she was taken back to Ohio with her father's
family, where because of her environment, she learned to depend
upon herself and to make her own pleasures out of the simple
country Hfe. At the age of seventeen she was married to John
Stalter in Wyandot County. The young couple made their
home in Ohio until 1858, when they went by rail and by boat to
Franklin County, Kansas. They Uved on the ranch of John
Brown, the noted aboUtionist. On Brown's last trip through
Kansas, he and a companion called one night at the Stalter home.
They were on the way to the home of Brown's brother-in-law,
Horace Day, who lived a half-mile away. During these troublous
times, while her husband was away fighting the border rufiians,
Jane was caring for her home, her family, and the ranch. In 1861
when she had charge of affairs — her husband fighting in the state
militia on the Missouri and Kansas line — grasshoppers completely
destroyed the crops. While they yet lived in FrankHn County,
they had also to contend with the ravages of fire, which wiped out
their home and its contents. In 1871 with their five Hving chil-
dren — three being left behind in the Httle graveyard — they
moved to Cowley County by wagon to take up frontier Hfe in
southern Kansas. Here occasional hardships were interspersed
with much good fortune, for they were successful in accumulating
land and live stock, and owned a ranch famed for miles around.
Prosperity was theirs for some fifteen years, but in 1886-7, when
money matters took a bad turn, they lost all their property. How-
ever, they were a solace one to the other, for Jane Stalter was no
weak, dependent woman, but one who possessed a brave, noble, and
unselfish nature that knew no failure. Thoroughly Christian, she
was a leader whether in church, school, or temperance movements.
Because of her untiring industry and her noble Christian character,
she never failed to command the respect of those with whom she
mingled. Five years of her later life were spent in Woodward
County, Oklahoma. Thence the couple moved to Pacific Grove,
CaHfornia, where in 1909 death claimed her, and where her hus-
band still lives.
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Joanna Bryant/ (SamueP , David,^ Simeon,^ Corne-
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Apr. 2, 1840, near Lowell,
Lake Co., Ind.; m. Sept. 10, 1862, at Valparaiso, Ind., to
Edwin Ruthven Beebe, who was b. Nov. 30, 1835, in Tomp-
kins Co., N. Y.; son of Samuel Clark Beebe and Currence
Benedict Gregg. He d. May 14, 1906, at Princeton, Wis.
268. I. Joanna Belle Beebe, b. Oct. 8, 1878; educated in
Princeton, Wis., and at Ripon (Wis.) College.
Fond of reading; teacher of high school sub-
jects in various towns of Wisconsin and Min-
nesota; successful in her line of work. When
family Uved in Chicago — earlier — she was
269. II. Edwin Hubert Beebe, b. Nov. 7, 1881 ; m. Mary Sul-
270. III. lone Currence Beebe, b. Aug. 30, 1883, was educated
in Princeton, Wis., the town of her birth.
Later took business course in Chicago and has
since been employed as stenographer in
Ripon, Wis., and Princeton. Earlier she had
been type-setter in her father's printing office.
When Joanna Bryant was an infant her mother died and she was
left to the care of her uncle Elias Bryant, with whom she Hved until
she was twelve years of age. Her early education was gained in a
log schoolhouse about a half-mile from her home and her first
teacher was Hon. Martin Wood, of Crown Point. When she was
twelve years old, her uncle and aunt both having died, she went to
Valparaiso to Uve with her half-brother Ross Bryant, with whom
she made her home until her marriage to Edwin Ruthven Beebe, a
printer. In 1863 Mr. and Mrs. Beebe moved to Chicago where they
lived near Halsted and Twelfth streets. Chicago, in those days
before the great fire, did not bear much resemblance to the metrop-
olis of to-day. A walk of three miles to the post-office was neces-
sary when they wanted the mail. A public hydrant on the street
corner was the only source of water supply. There were few street-
SEVENTH GENERATION 77
cars, an old-fashioned omnibus making the run to the business sec-
tion. Farther to the south and west of where they lived was
nothing but marsh and uninhabited lowlands. In 1864 they moved
to Orchard Grove, Indiana, where they Hved on a farm for four
years. They then went back to Valparaiso, where Mr. Beebe was
employed as a printer. In May, 1872, they moved to Lowell,
Indiana, and commenced the publication of the Lowell Star, the
first paper ever published in Lowell. Several years later Mr. Beebe
moved his paper to Crown Point, Indiana, where it became the
Lake County Star, still one of the prominent papers of the county.
In 1878 Mr. Beebe disposed of his business interests in Crown Point
and soon after moved to Princeton, Wisconsin. Here he soon
became the editor of the Princeton Repubhc, and the family
remained there until 1899 when they moved to Chicago. After
two years they returned to Princeton, which again became the
family home until Mr. Beebe's death in 1906. The following fall
Mrs. Beebe moved to Ripon, Wisconsin, where her son and her
daughter lone were employed. After two years she returned to the
home in Princeton, Wisconsin, where she still lives. In early Hfe
she became a member of the Presbyterian church and has always
been loyal in her support of her church and devoted to her home.
Zebulon Cooper,^ (Mary^ , David,^ Simeon,* Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^),b. Nov. 2, 1813, near VanBuren,
Washington Co. ; Pa. ; d. Aug. 5, 1893 ; m. Feb., 1845, ^t Waynes-
burg, Pa., Saraji Nicely, who was b. July 7, 1824; dau. of
Jacob Nicely and Elizabeth McFarland.
271. I. George Nicely Cooper, b. July 25, 1847; i^- Emma
Ainsworth. Res., Pomona, Kan.
272. II. Arabella Cooper, b. June 2, 1849; m. Thomas
273. Ill, Isadore Cooper, b. June 2, 1849; i^- John A.
274. IV. David Bryant Cooper, b. Oct. 12, 1850; m. Harriet
A. Lewis +
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275. V. Mary Etta Cooper, b. Jan. 21, 1853; m. Marvin M.
276. VI. Eugene Norton Cooper, b. Apr. 15, 1854; m. Anna
277. VII. Elizabeth A. Cooper, b. Feb. 2, 1856; d. Apr. 9, 1856.
278. VIII. Charles W. Cooper, b. May i, 1858; d. Apr. 13, 1872.
279 IX. Ralph D. Cooper, b. Dec. 23, i860; d. Feb. i, 1872.
Zebulon Cooper resided in Washington County, Pennsylvania,
until the fall of 1863, when he removed with his family to Rochelle,
IlHnois, where they remained until March, 1864, when he located
on a farm near Winfield, Iowa, where he remained until 1876, when
the pioneer spirit again took possession of him and he removed to
Miami County, Kansas. In 1885 he moved to Ottawa, Kansas.
He followed agriculture as an occupation. In pohtics he was a
Republican; in religious faith a Presbyterian. He was an extensive
reader, a well-informed man of sterling integrity of character, and
esteemed by all who knew him. He is buried in Ottawa, Kansas.
His wife is still living, at the advanced age of eighty-nine years.
Catherine Cooper,^ (Mary^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Corne-
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis/), b. Apr. 20, 181 5, near Van
Buren, Washington Co., Pa.; d. Mar. 8, 1892; buried in Win-
field, Iowa; m. Jan. i, 1837, Harvey Gamble or GAMBELL,who
was b. Jan. 24, 1815, in Shelby, Ohio; d. Dec. 18, 1868, at
Winfield, Iowa. He was an elder in the Presbyterian church of
Winfield, Iowa. He wiU long be remembered as a dignified,
upright citizen, an honored christian gentleman.
280. I. John Cooper Gamble, b. Oct. 3, 1837; m. Margaret
281. II. Sylvanus Cooper Gamble, b. Dec. 14, 1839; d. in
the service of his country in the Civil War.
282. HI. Leroy Gamble, b. Sept. 25, 1842; m. Elizabeth A.
283. IV. Charles White Gamble, b. May 8, 1847; m. Kate
SEVENTH GENERATION 79
Obituary published in Winfield, Iowa, weekly paper: " Catherine
Cooper Gamble was the second child of a family of twelve children,
six of whom survive her. On January i, 1837, at her home in
Pennsylvania, she was united in marriage to Harvey Gamble, well
known in this vicinity for his noble and consistent Christian char-
acter and example, and affectionaUy remembered for his many dis-
interested efforts on behalf of those who were in trouble, sorrow,
and bereavement. Her husband preceded her to glory twenty-three
years ago. Immediately after her marriage she and her husband
moved to Shelby, Ohio, where they Hved until 1845, when they
moved back to Washington County, Pennsylvania. The next
removal was to Iowa, where, with the exception of two years, the
deceased has Hved on the farm where she died. Her death took
place on Tuesday, March 8, 1892, at the residence of her son John
C. At the age of seventeen years she made a profession of her
faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and for the long period of threescore
years has been a humble and faithful follower of her Divine Master.
She was of Puritan origin and always prided herself on the fact,
tracing her ancestry back to the Pilgrim Fathers who landed on
Plymouth Rock. A firm adherent of the doctrines and government
of the Presbyterian church, she has been in communion with it all
her Christian life.
"Catherine Gamble was well known to nearly all in this vicinity,
and those who were well acquainted with her will bear out the
writer of this obituary in saying that she was one who studiously
avoided making known her good deeds while she Hved and who
would not wish to be praised when she is dead. Some points in
her character, however, we should mention for the imitation of those
who survive. Her rehgion was unobtrusive, though her faith was
unwavering; and she showed its reaHty rather in her Hfe than in her
words. Her piety was grounded on humiHty; her hope, through
the merits of her Redeemer was as 'an anchor of the soul, sure and
steadfast.' She preferred to commune with her own heart, and in
her chamber; and by applying herself to God's Word and to prayer,
she sought, as instructed by the Psalmist, to cleanse her ways.
In the transactions of Hfe she thought and spoke and acted as in
the sight of God. Just and true in all her deaHngs, she endeavored
to do her duty in that sphere of Hfe into which it had pleased God
to call her. To the poor she was liberal and kind, to the bereaved
8o BRYANT GENEALOGY
and afiiicted, sympathetic and helpful. She was always ready,
according to her ability, to lend a helping hand to those who were
in trouble, and the families in this community are not few in num-
ber who have been blessed by her presence when sickness or death
invaded their homes. In her the neighborhood has lost a most use-
ful example, the church one of its most consistent members, her
family a valued and beloved relative, the poor a true friend, and the
world an honest and a good woman.
"Although a great sufferer for months her sun did at last go down
without a cloud and she passed out of time into eternity without
a struggle. Jesus was to her soul as a morning without clouds, and
gave her a peaceful end. "Mark the perfect man and behold the
upright, for the end of that man is peace." By her own request the
funeral services were held at the residence of her son John C, and
were conducted by her former pastor, Rev. James B. Butter, now
of Blairstown, Iowa, assisted by Rev. David McEwan, pastor of
Presbyterian Church of Winfield. Despite the inclement nature
of the weather the services were largely attended, and the long pro-
cession that followed the remains to the cemetery east of town was
but one more testimony to the esteem in which she was held. B . "
David Bryant Cooper/ (Mary^ , David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Apr. 30, 181 7, near
Washington, Pa.; d. June 22, 1891; m. Apr. 11, 1839, Hannah
DiLLE, who was b. June 10, 1823, Washington, Pa.; dau. of
Ezra DiUe and Mary McFarland.
284. I. Mary Jane Cooper, b. Jan. 5, 1840; m. John Leach4-
285. II. Milton Dille Cooper, b. May 11, 1842; unm. He
is in the real estate and stock business, and
mining. He is a staunch Republican; is
chairman of county central committee. Res.,
Choteau, Mont.; Hved for a time in Chicago,
286. III. Hester Ellen Cooper, b. Aug. 25, 1844; m. Andrew
M. Vance +
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287. IV. Oliver Goldsmith Cooper, b. Dec. 4, 1846; m.
Amanda Downing +
288. V. Emma Thrisa Cooper, b. May 11, 1849; ^- James
289. VI. Frank Darwin Cooper, b. Apr. 6, 1851; m. Alice
290. VII. Linnie Brown Cooper, b. June 10, 1854; m. Jasper
E. Mount +
291. VIII. Ida Arabelle Cooper, b. Feb. 4, 1857; m. James
292. IX. Charles White Cooper, b. Apr. 4, 1858; m. Mary
293. X. Edwin Stanton Cooper, b. October 28, 1861; m.
October 14, 1903, at Appleton, Wis., Kittie
Studley, dau. of Dr. WilUam Harrison
Studley, who was b. in Bridgeport, Conn.,
and CaroHne Louise Heath, b. in Wanhouse
Point, Conn. She was a "Daughter of the
Revolution" and a "Colonial Dame." Dr.
Studley was graduated an Episcopal clergy-
man from Trinity College, New Haven,
Conn., after which he attended Rush Med-
ical College in Chicago, 111., and graduated
from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in
New York City. Dr. Edwin S. Cooper is a
graduate of the Missouri Medical College of
St. Louis, and of Belleview College of New
York City. Politically he is a Republican,
"but votes for the best man." Mrs. Cooper
was educated in New York City, became a
member of St. James' Episcopal Church,
although she says at heart she is a member of
all churches. Dr. Cooper has an extensive
practice in Almond, Wis.
"Mr. David Bryant Cooper received a Hberal education in the
schools of Washington County, Pennsylvania, and remained on the
farm until twenty-one years of age, when he engaged in merchandis-
ing with his older brother Zebulon at Washington, Pennsylvania,
82 BRYANT GENEALOGY
and there continued for two years. He then sold out and purchased
a farm, after which he engaged in agricultural pursuits. In 1850
our subject sold his farm and moved to Lee County, Iowa, where
he farmed and also speculated in land. In the spring of 1857 he
sold out and moved to Scotland County, Missouri, where he pur-
chased the large tract of land he owned until his death. He was
school director while in Iowa and was elected clerk of the elec-
tions. In 1862 he was elected county judge, and after two years
when all other officers were thrown out he was appointed by Gov-
ernor Gamble, and at the next general election was re-elected by
the people and served eight years. He was a Repubhcan and a
worthy and enterprising citizen." (History of Scotland County,
Copied from a Memphis journal: "Judge David B. Cooper died
of paralysis at his home in this city, Monday, June 2 2d, 1891, after
a brief illness, aged 74 years, i month and 22 days. He was a man
of sterling integrity and worth, whose word was as good as his bond,
and his friendship was an honor to all on whom it was bestowed.
He was one of nature's noblemen, a born gentleman, with a great,
big, generous heart, always thoughtful of others, brave, honest,
truthful, generous and straightforward. In the home he was a
kind and devoted husband, an indulgent father, an excellent
neighbor, and, as a citizen of the town and county he was highly
esteemed and respected, and ranked among the foremost and best.
Therefore, in tendering the bereaved family our sincere sympathy
in their deep afHic^ion, we simply voice the sentiment of a very
large circle of friends and acquaintances. The funeral services were
conducted by Rev. C. L. Hogue at the family residence in this city,
today, at 10 a. m., after which all that is mortal of our old-time
friend was tenderly and lovingly laid to rest in the Memphis
Jane Cooper,^ (Mary^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Feb. 27, 1819, near Van
Buren, Washington Co., Pa.; d. Jan. 8, 1849; m. Apr. 18, 1839,
Thomas Hanna, b. Oct. 7, 1816, Prosperity, Pa., son of John
Vance Hanna and Lydia McCollum. Mr. Hanna was an
CAROLINE C. VAILE
SEVENTH GENERATION 83
influential citizen in the community in which he lived; a valu-
able member of the Presbyterian Church. Died May 8, 1895,
at Connellsville, Pa. Mrs. Jane Hanna died in early woman-
hood at the age of thirty, leaving a young family as follows :
294. I. Adeline Hanna, b. Jan. 18, 1840; m. John Vance
295. II. Clarriet Hanna, b. Aug. 19, 1841; m. Bayard Blachly
296. III. Mary Ellen Hanna, b. Dec. 21, 1843; ^^- Demas
297. IV. John Walker Hanna, b. Sept. 23, 1846; m. Carohne
Elizabeth Duncan -|-
298. V. Jane Hanna, b. Dec. 14, 1848; m. Frank D. Kelley-f-
Mary Cooper,^ (Mary*^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Feb. 23, 1821; m. John
Atkinson; he d. in the early sixties. Mrs. Atkinson resided in
Washington, Penna., where she reared her family of four sons.
She d. at the home of her son Charles in La Cygne, Kan., Sept.
299. I. David Bryant Atkinson, b ; d. in infancy.
300. 11. Charles Cooper Atkinson, b. Feb. 8, 1841; m.
(ist) Amelia Chapin4-(2nd) Margaret Sellars-|-
301. III. Edwin Stanton Atkinson, b ; d
302. IV. Dorwin Erasmus Atkinson, b ; d
Sarah Cooper,^ (Mary^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^
Pieter CorneUsse,^ Cornehs^), b. Dec. 20, 1822, at Van Buren,
Washington Co., Pa.; m. Nov. 11, 1841, Ralph Vankhik,
son of Arthur Vankirk and Elizabeth Parkinson, who was b.
Dec. 27, 181 5; d. Jan. i, 1890. Mrs. Vankirk resides in
Washington, Pa., and is an intelligent, capable woman and in
84 BRYANT GENEALOGY
good health at her advanced age of 90 years. She is a loyal
303. I. Charles Cooper Vankirk, b. Oct. 10, 1842; m ,
1868, Elizabeth F. Gamble +
304. II. Addison Vankirk, b. Oct. 6, 1844; d. April 6, 1845.
305. III. Mary Jane Vankirk, b. Oct. 10, 1846; m. George W.
306. VI. Elizabeth Ellen Vankirk, b. June 27, 1849; i^i- Dec.
28, 1905, in Washington, Pa., John M. Wey-
gandt, who was b. in Nottingham Twp.,
Washington Co., Pa., son of Isaac Weygandt
and Susanna Swickard. Res., near Wash-
Elizabeth Cooper^ (Mary*^ , David/ Simeon,^ Corne-
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ CorneUs^), b. Sept. 29, 1826; d. Apr.
27, 1901; m. Nov. 6, 1845, ii63,r Prosperity, Pa., to John
Nelson Day, who was b. Feb. 8, 1819, at Ninevah, Green Co.,
Pa., son of Stephen Day and Sarah Jolly. He d. May 5, 1855,
and was buried at Prosperity, Pa. Elizabeth was b. near Van
Buren, Washington Co., Pa. Her life was mostly spent in
Washington Co., Pa. However, her later years were spent
with her sons at Klemme, Iowa, where she d. and was buried.
In religion a Presbyterian.
307. I. Morris Reverdy Day, b. Aug. 11, 1846; m. Dora
308. II. Mary Lavinia Day, b. Dec. 19, 1848, at Ninevah,
Green Co., Pa.; m. Dec. 27, 1883, in Washing-
ton, Pa., to William Hockley, who was b.
May 28, 1844, at Godalmining, Surrey, Eng.,
son of Thomas Hockley and Cort. In
pohtics a Republican; in religion a Presby-
terian; Res., 302 Duncan Ave., Washington,
CHARLES W. COOPER
SEVENTH GENERATION 85
309. III. Stephen Beveridge Day, b. June 26, 1851; m. Ida
Alice Robbins. Res., Lynden, Wash.
Caroline Cooper^ (Mary^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. June 27, 1828, near Washing-
ton, Pa.; m. May 23, 1848, Edward Gallatin Vaile, who was
b. Mar. 2, 1827, near Prosperity, Pa.; d. May 30, 1895. He
was the son of Leonard Vaile and Mary Lindley Minton.
Mary Elizabeth Vaile, b. April 28, 1849; unm.+
Clara E. Vaile, b. Jan. 9, 1851; m. Miles Joseph
Susan Maria Vaile, b. Aug. 8, 1852; m. Charles Edwin
Anna EHza Vaile, b. Apr. 13, 1854; m. Byron Hall+
Emma Caroline Vaile, b. Mar. 13, 1864; m. Eugene
315. VI. Edward Leonard Vaile, b. Nov. 4, 1868; m. Maude
Caroline Vaile, possessing energy, enterprise, and the pioneer
spirit of her ancestors, left a home of comfort and plenty, willing to
share with her husband in giving their young lives to aid in building
up a new country on the prairies of northern Illinois. They
arrived in Lane (Rochelle), Ogle County, Illinois, in October,
1853, three months before the completion of the North Western
Railroad through to the Mississippi River. The Blackhawk War
had cleared that region of the savage, but wild animals were not
uncommon. Mr. Vaile had made a previous trip and purchased a
farm which later proved to be one of the richest and most highly
cultivated farms in the state, one and a half miles from Rochelle.
Here they continued to reside until the death of Mr. Vaile in 1895,
when Mrs. Vaile with her daughter Mary left the farm home with
its cherished memories and took up residence in Rochelle where she
still resides in remarkable strength of mind and body at the age of
eighty-six years (1913). During their early pioneer days religious
privileges were few. Colporteurs went occasionally through the
country holding meetings and distributing missionary tracts. The
86 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Vaile home was the place of these meetings, and the well-known
hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Vaile was always extended to these
bible agents. This worthy couple constituted a part of the first
church society organized in the village of Lane. Services were
first held in the homes, then in a car, stationed for the purpose;
later a log schoolhouse was used, which had previously been a
flouring mill. At this schoolhouse in September, 1854, a committee
from the presbytery of Chicago organized a Presbyterian church in
the town of Lane, later renamed Rochelle. A church was erected
in 1857, replaced by a larger one in 1874. Mr. Vaile had a promi-
nent part in the erection of these church buildings and in sustaining
the best interests of the church. In poHtics he was Democratic
until after attending a Lincoln-Douglas political debate previous
to the Civil War. He then became a stanch Repubhcan; always
deeply interested in the politics of his country; never willing, how-
ever, to hold any important ofiice. He was the son of Leonard
Vaile,^ a native of Winhall, Bennington County, Vermont, and
Mary Minton, of Washington County, Pennsylvania, b. 1808, d.
1884. Leonard Vaile,^ in early manhood went to Washington
County, Pennsylvania, where he taught school until after his mar-
riage, when he became a merchant in Prosperity, Pennsylvania. He
was the son of Edward Vaile^ of Upton, Massachusetts, b. 1774,
d. 1859, who married Lois Perham of Chelmsford and Upton,
Massachusetts, b. 1777, d. 1855, who has a long line of Perham
ancestry extending into England. Edward Vaile^ was the twelfth
child of Edward Vaile^ and Mary Oberton, whom he married in
1772 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. This
Edward^ was born October 20, 1746. His parents Hved in Boston
at the time of a great fever, to which both were victims. Edward
Vaile served in the Continental army in the war of the Revolu-
tion, enHsting at Upton, Massachusetts, and furnishing his own
fire-arms. He served under Captain B. Reed. His miHtary ser-
vice is on record in the Secretary's office in the state of Massa-
chusetts. The Vaile coat of arms is in the British Museum in
London, England. The name on this coat of arms is spelled Vaile.
This is mentioned because the name appears with other spellings,
Mary Lindley Minton,^ the mother of Edward Gallatin Vaile,
was the daughter of Mathias Minton of Morristown, New Jersey,
b. 1783, and Sarah Lindley,^ b. 1786, daughter of Caleb Lindley,*
SEVENTH GENERATION 87
who was the son of John Lindley,^ son of John Lindley^ of Morris-
town, New Jersey, born about 1666, who was the son of Francis
Lindley,^ the emigrant ancestor who came to Connecticut in 1639.
Francis^ married Susanna Culpepper. Caleb Lindley, grandfather
of Mary Minton, served in the Continental army during the Revolu-
tion; enlisted in 1776, Captain Joseph Horton's company; military
record in office of Adjutant General, Trenton, New Jersey. Caro-
line Vaile is a member of the Daughters of the Revolution. Both
of her grandfathers served in the war of the Revolution.
Charles White Cooper'' (Mary^ , David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 18, 1830,
near Washington, Pa.; d. May 10, 1886, at Middletown, N. Y.;
m. Aug. 17, 1858, at New Brunswick, N. J., Sarah F. Duy-
CKiNCK, who was b. Aug. 28, 1828; d. Sept. 24, 1876, in Bound
Brook, N. J. She was the dau. of James Duyckinck and
Margaret Post. M. (2nd) Charlotte Elizabeth Hunt, dau.
of Rev. HoUoway W. Hunt of New Brunswick, N. J. She d.
Feb. 18, 1906. She was secretary of the Woman's Foreign
Missionary Society of the Presbytery of Hudson.
316. I. Mary Duyckinck Cooper, b. July 2, 1862; m. Frank
M. Cummings -|-
317. n. Charles Bryant Cooper, b. Nov. 19, 1864; m. Kather-
ine Christie McGrew -\-
318. HI. Haviland Cooper died in infancy.
Charles W. Cooper was educated at West Alexandria Academy,
Pennsylvania, graduated at theological school at Princeton, N. J.
Entered as a junior, 1847, Washington and Jefferson College. In
185 1 he graduated. In a historical address by Prof. A. H. Mc-
Caughey of Erie, Pennsylvania, Charles Cooper was pronounced
"the best looking man in the class. Pure-minded, warm-hearted,
strong and faithful in his friendships — with few faults except that
unusual one of not thinking as highly of himself as he ought to
think — he was one whom we all loved heartily." This same his-
tory states he is related not remotely to America's most famous
88 BRYANT GENEALOGY
novelist, J. Fenimore Cooper. In 1849-50 he studied law at
Steubenville, Ohio. In September, 1851, he entered Princeton
Theological Seminary as a student, and after a full course of study
graduated there in May, 1854. Licensed to preach, his first charge
was in Pontiac, Michigan. His next charge was the Huntingdon
South Church, Babylon, Long Island, a relation which he sus-
tained for twelve years. In 1870 he took charge of Marlborough
Church on the Hudson River, where he remained until his death.
It was his privilege while pastor at Marlborough to receive at one
time 74 members into the church. The Duyckinck family records
with coat of arms are found in the Armoral at The Hague, Hol-
land, published about the twelfth century.
John C. Cooper'^ (Mary^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis/), b. Feb. 11, 1832, near Washing-
ton, Pa.; m. Sept. 27, i860, at Jefferson, Tex., Lucy M.
Harris, dau. of Frank Harris and Martha Freeman. She was
b. Feb. 23, 1843, at Montgomery, Ala.; d. at Carrollton, Mo.,
Aug. 30, 1882.
319. I. St. Cloud Cooper, b. July 13, 1861; m. Dora Hud-
320. 11. Maude Cooper, b. Dec. i, 1863; m. Eugene W.
321. III. Texiana Cooper, b. Sept. 25, 1868; m. Stuart War-
322. IV. r Hattie Scott Cooper, b. Oct. 5, 1873; i^- Russell
Twins 1 M. Kneisley-H
323. V. L Harry Bryant Cooper, b. Oct. 5, 1873; m. Florence
Dr. John C. Cooper was reared on a farm. His early education
was obtained in the common schools; he afterward attended the
academy of West Alexandria, Virginia. He then read medicine
with Dr. Warren Blachly and Dr. Thomas McKennan of Washing-
ton, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of the Pennsylvania
Medical University at Philadelphia. He took a post-graduate
SEVENTH GENERATION 89
course in New Orleans. In 1856 he located in Jefferson, Texas.
When the Civil War broke out he enHsted in the First Texas
Partisan Rangers, and served as surgeon in the Confederate army
during the war. In 1867 he moved with his wife and family to
Carrollton, Missouri, where he still resides. Dr. Cooper is now
past 80 years of age, tall and straight, with a gentlemanly bearing
and a professional, dignified appearance.
Joseph Bryant^ (Simeon^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Aug. 20, 1834, in Ohio; d.
July 27, 1875; m. Dec. 8, 1859, Mary Lane, who d. Oct. 23,
324. I. Harriett Bryant, b. Oct. 18, i860; m. E. S. Irwin+
II. Simeon Bryant, b. Apr. 11, 1862.
III. Schuyler Bryant, b. Jan. 30, 1863.
IV. Adeline Bryant, b. Aug. 31, 1865; d. Oct. 30, i<
V. Maryette Bryant, b. Dec. 3, 1868; d. Dec. 3, 1884.
Margaret J. Bryant^ (Simeon^ , David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Apr. 16, 1837; m.
Feb. II, 1858, Dr. John King Blackstone, son of William
Blackstone and Julia Doddridge of Athens, Ohio. He was b.
Feb. 12, 1827; d. Jan. 28, 1898.
329. I. Infant, b. Dec. 26, 1858; d. Dec. 28, 1858.
330. II. WiUiam Bryant Blackstone, b. Feb. 8, i860; m.
Lou Smith +
331. HI. John King Blackstone, b. May 29, 1862; m. Ella
332. IV. Lillian Elizabeth Blackstone, b. July i, 1870; d.
Nov. 21, 1900+
333. IV. Benjamin E. Blackstone, b. Jan. 4, 1876; attended
high school, Hebron, Ind., after which he
spent two years at medical school in St. Louis,
Mo. Res., Hebron, Ind.
90 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Margaret was the first white girl born in Boone Township, Lake
County, Indiana, and grew to womanhood on the old farm. Her
parents often repeated their early experiences with the Indians.
Once in the absence of her father the old Chief Shawne-Quoke came
to the home, took a piece of chalk, made a circle on the floor, and
said in the Indian language that for five miles around belonged to
the Indians and ordered her to leave, threatening to kill her with
a butcher knife, saying *'Kin-a-bode" (kill you) if she did not
leave at once. He approached her with the uplifted knife when
her scream aroused two large dogs that were near by. They
attacked the Indian, thus defeating his murderous intention. At
another time in the absence of the family the Indians came and
were trying her father's gun and inspecting things in general.
Catherine Sadoris, the maid, came home while they were there.
Just as she came around the corner of the house an Indian raised
the gun to look through it; the girl, supposing that he intended to
shoot her, ran for her life. The Indians told the family of the inci-
dent upon their return and she was not found until the next day,
when she said she supposed that the family had all been slain.
She stated that in the night seven deer came near to her, but she
felt no fear except of the Indians. Ordinarily the Indians were
civil and peaceful and gave but little trouble. At her father's
home the first Methodist meeting was held and a society was
organized in 1837 in Hebron, Indiana. She is a member of the
Methodist Episcopal church and for many years gave valuable
service to the Sunday school but has now given her place to the
Dr. J, K. Blackstone graduated from the Western Reserve
Medical College, of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1848. He practiced his
profession in several places in Ohio, and in June, 1856, he located in
Hebron, Indiana, where he resided until his death. Dr. Blackstone
served in the Mexican War. He was appointed second lieutenant
of the Ohio Volunteers, First Brigade, Twenty-second Division, of
the mihtia of the state. He was the youngest commissioned
officer of the army. His commission was signed June 4, 1846, by
Governor Samuel Galloway and Secretary of State M. Barley.
Dr. Blackstone served in the Civil War, was appointed captain
Company E, Ninth Regiment of the Indiana Volunteer Militia, at
Indianapolis, the first day of September, 1861. November i, he
JAMES E BRYANT
SEVENTH GENERATION 91
was appointed regimental surgeon of the same company. He
organized the above company.
James Edmund Bryant"^ (Simeon*^ , David,^ Simeon,'^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 5, 1839; d.
July 23, 1903; m. Apr. 27, 1872, Sarah S. Pratt, who d. Feb.
334. I. William Pratt Bryant, b. 1872; d. 1874.
335. II. Nellie M. Bryant, b. June 11, 1874; res., Chicago, 111.
336. III. Florence Bryant, b. Sept. 12, 1889; res., Chicago, 111.
Florence possesses fine musical talent. She
excels as a vioHnist. She studied music for
several years in Berlin, Germany.
Mr. Bryant was one who responded to his country's call in 1862
and enlisted in Company I, Fifth Indiana Cavalry, in which he
served nearly three years. During this time he was a prisoner
seven months in Anderson ville, having been captured at Sunshine
Church, Georgia. After the war he was appointed postmaster and
served twelve years. He owned a farm of five hundred acres
adjoining the town of Hebron, Indiana, and a farm of one hundred
sixty acres in Kansas. He was a Methodist. His daughters Nellie
and Florence are in Berlin, Germany, where Florence is studying
music, her specialty being the vioKn.
David L. Bryant^ (Simeon^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Corne-
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis,^), b. Apr. 20, 1841, in Hebron,
Ind.; d. June 17, 1902, at Las Vegas, N. M.; m. 1867, Ruth
A. Barney, who was b. Aug. 9, 1843, Rotterdam, N. Y.; d.
. . . . , 1904. David Bryant served in the Civil War, Company
E, Ninth Indiana Volunteers, enlisting at the beginning of the
war and serving until the close. He was a very successful
farmer. Mrs. Bryant was a teacher for many years before her
92 BRYANT GENEALOGY
337. I. Elizabeth R. Bryant, res., Elk City, Kan.
338. II. Mathew D. Bryant, res., Elgin, Kan.
339. III. William C. Bryant.
Mr. Bryant bought a farm near Elk City, Kansas, and lived there
for many years; was a successful farmer and stock-raiser.
Elias Bryant^ (Simeon^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis/), b. Mar. 5, 1843, ^^ar Hebron,
Ind.; m. Nov , 1867, Fannie Adams, b. Sept. 27, 1851,
dau. of George Adams and Laurentine Wattles, of Blue Island,
111. Mr. Adams served in the Civil War.
340. I. Julia Bryant, b. Oct. 7, 1868; m. Hodson Morrow -f
341. 11. Emma Bryant, b. July 10, 187 1; m. John Melvin
342. III. Laurentine Bryant, b. Sept. 5, 1873. She is a
graduate of Hebron high school. She attended
University of Valparaiso after which she
taught school. Later purchased a millinery
business in Hebron.
343. IV. Edmund E. Bryant, b. May 12, 1877; m. Eva Gil-
344. V. Margaret Bryant, b. Mar. 8, 1884; m. Apr. 12, 1905,
Charles E. Lightfoot. Mrs. Lightfoot was
appointed postmistress of Leroy, Ind., July
II, 1911. Mr. Lightfoot is a barber by trade.
He is a member of the M. E. ch.
345. VI. George Harold Bryant, b. Apr. 12, 1887.
346. VII. Myra Lillian Bryant, b. July 31, 1895, ^^ Hebron,
Ind. She is a musical student.
Elias Bryant was born on the farm which his father purchased
from the government, and has in his possession the deed dated June
25, 1841, and signed by President John Tyler. The house was
built from timbers hewn from the native forest and its framework is
still used for the present home. The Indians were friendly;
SEVENTH GENERATION 93
Simeon, his father, had always treated them kindly and was wilHng
to trade grain or whatever he had for their fish and some articles
they had for sale. When under the influence of liquor they were
troublesome. In politics Mr. Bryant is a Republican. The old
homestead holds many sacred memories. Here occurred many of
the births, marriages, and deaths of the family. An illustration
of the old house accompanies this sketch. Residence, Hebron,
Isaac Bryant^ (David^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis,^), b. Mar. 29, 1823; d
1850; m. Amelia Carter.
347. I. Rachel Bryant; m. James Anderson; died within a
few years, leaving one son:
348. I. William Bryant.
349. II. Nancy Bryant; m. Jacob Piatt; moved to Kansas,
where she still lives, having raised a large
Nancy Bryant^ (David^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis,^), b. Sept. 25, 1825, near Wyan-
dot, Ohio; d. July 24, 1913; m. May 22, 1854, William Fisher,
who was b. June 9, 1825, near Schenectady, N. Y., the son
of I Alexander Fisher, who was b. in Ayr, Scotland, and Agnes
Brown, b. in Paisley, Scotland.
350. I. David A. Fisher, b. Mar. 13, 1855; i^- Elizabeth
351. II. Arabella F. Fisher, b. Sept. 21, 1857; m. Charles W.
352. III. Ida E. Fisher, b. Mar. 7, i860; unm.+
353. IV. Mary J. Fisher, b. Mar. 4, 1864; d. Feb. 26, 1878.
354. V. Rachel Agnes Fisher, b. May 22, 1866; d. Aug. 14,
94 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Nancy Bryant came to Indiana with her parents in 1835, when
the settlements were very few. Her mother died at Pleasant
Grove, Lake County, and was buried near Valparaiso, Indiana.
At this time Nancy was a child of only ten years, and with her
brother Isaac was placed in school by her father in Wellsburgh,
Virginia, where they lived in the home of Dr. Grafton, a son-in-law
of Joseph Bryant. After about a year their father married Mar-
garet Steinbrooke, in Illinois, and he brought them back to their
western home. In 1849 her step-mother died, and Nancy was left
with the care of six brothers, the youngest a mere babe. She
filled the position of sister and mother to her brothers until her
In 1854 Mr. Fisher wedded this noble young woman who has
proved his devoted companion and effective helpmeet during the
long intervening years. They began their married life on a farm in
Lake County, where, sustained by mutual affection and sym-
pathy, and by common aims and ambitions, they toiled early and
late, in order that they might gain the goal of definite independence
and prosperity. With the passing of years they accumulated one
of the valuable landed estates of Lake County, and the same still
remains in their possession.
They remained on this homestead until 1884, when they rem.oved
to Hebron, Porter County, Indiana, where they have since resided,
and have a secure place in popular confidence and venerating
esteem. Soon after estabhshing residence in Hebron, Mr. Fisher
engaged in the hardware business and later he turned his attention
to the dry-goods business, in which he continued active operations
until 1894, when he disposed of the stock and business, after having
been one of the leading merchants of the town for a full decade.
Later he here established the private banking institution which was
later transformed into the present Citizens State Bank, of which he
is president and of which his daughter Ida is cashier, the institution
being one whose success is based ahke on careful and conservative
management and ample capitaHstic reinforcement. Miss Fisher
became cashier of the original private bank and has continued her
effective services under the present regime, with the result that
she is known as an especially able and discriminating business
woman and as the effective coadjutor of her honored father, who
has attained the patriarchal age of eighty-seven years (191 2) and
whose life has been one to offer both lesson and inspiration.
NANCY BRYANT FISHER
SEVENTH GENERATION 95
William Fisher gained his early educational training in the com-
mon schools of his native county and thus laid the foundation for
the comprehensive knowledge which he was later to acquire through
active association with men and affairs. At the age of twenty-hve
years, his youthful ambition responded to the lure of the West,
which offered superior opportunities for the winning of success
through individual effort. He had kinsfolk in Indiana and thus was
led to make that state his destination, while his resourcefulness was
shown by careful preparation for business activities in the new
home. He came west with the means and intention of engaging in
the manufacture of brooms, and he brought with him not only a
supply of broom-corn seed, but also the requisite drill for the
cultivation of the product. Upon his arrival in Lake County he
formed a partnership with his cousins, the late WilKam and John
Brown, and engaged in the raising of broom-corn, in the manu-
facturing of which they employed a skilled broom-maker. They
continued in this line of enterprise for several years and at one time
had nearly one hundred acres of land under effective cultivation for
the propagation of broom-corn. The products were shipped to
Detroit, Chicago, and other places in the Middle West, and the
industry was made a profitable venture.
He has been a loyal adherent of the Repubhcan party from the
time of its organization and while a resident of Lake County he
served with marked abihty and zeal as a member of the board of
county commissioners. He held this office for seven years and
within that time he earnestly fostered the movements which resulted
in the erection of the county court house, jail, and infirmary, the
buildings of each of which were erected during his incumbency of
ofiS.ce. He and his family are devoted members of the United
Presbyterian church in Hebron and all who remain here show a
Hvely interest in everything that tends to advance the moral,
educational and social welfare of the community. A substantial
fortune stands as the concrete evidence of the excellent labors of
Mr. Fisher in the years that have passed, and his career has been
one unblemished by injustice or selfishness. He and his estimable
wife have shown sympathy for those in afifliction and have been
animated by a spirit of helpfulness that ever indicates a high sense
of stewardship. Secure in the high regard of all who know them,
they may well look back into the perspective of the years and find
satisfaction in the goodly fruitage which has crowned their efforts,
96 BRYANT GENEALOGY
as well as the faith and confidence which their earnest labors and
kindly deeds have inspired in those about them. Forty-three
EngHsh families of Fisher name bear coats of arms. (Burke's
James Harrison Bryant^ (David*^ , David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis/), b. Apr. 24, 1840, in
Gentry Co., Mo., near St. Joseph. Moved to Illinois with
family soon after birth where he lived until he was 19 years old.
In 1859 went across the plains with his brother John to Cali-
fornia. He lived in different parts of California until 1865,
when he returned to his old home. In 1867, went to Kansas
with his three brothers, Daniel, David, and Allen. All four
brothers took up claims about four miles north of Erie, Kan. ;
m. Jan. i, 1873, Minnie May Hodges in Erie, Kan. She was
b. Feb. 23, 1855; dau. of Norman W. Hodges and Eliza J.
355. I. Belle Bryant, b. Dec. 30, 1876; d. Jan. 9, 1899.
356. II. Harry Allen Bryant, b. Aug. 20, 1883, in Neosho Co.,
Kan.; m. Leha Parks Ewing, who was b.
July 14, 1909, in Los Angeles, Cal. Res.,
In 1879 Mr. Bryant moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, and
was engaged in railroad contracting until 1883. He returned to
Kansas and located in Parsons, his present home. For eight years
he was Street Commissioner of Parsons. He then engaged in the
street paving business until 1906, when he established a wholesale
coal and feed business, which he is now conducting.
Belle Bryant attended the Parsons public schools from 1884 to
1896, when she became an invalid and was such until her death.
Harry A. Bryant attended the Parsons public schools, and also
Parsons Business College, and in 1901 entered the employ of the
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company, where he remained
two years and then took a position as assistant cashier of the Par-
sons Commercial Bank, and was afterwards promoted to cashier,
which position he still holds.
5-, ^yfy (Ryu^^:*^^^
BRYANT GENEALOGY 97
Joseph Allen Bryant^ (David*' , David,^ Simeon,'*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. May 24, 1842,
d ; m. Dec. 21, 1 871, at Olathe, Kan., Ida Kate Plan-
ner, who was b. Oct. 19, 1848, at Pleasant Grove, Belmont Co.,
Ohio, dau. of Wilham Planner and Elizabeth Ross. William
Planner was the son of Jacob Parker Planner and Charity
Beeson. Jacob was son of Wm. Planner. Charity Beeson
was the dau. of Henry Beeson of Uniontown, Pa. Elizabeth
Sparks Ross was the dau. of James A. Ross and Martha Acke-
ley Watson, dau. of William Watson, who served in the war of
the Revolution, a member of the Jersey Blues. His wife was
Sarah Akeley of Mayflower descent.
357. I. Bessie Bryant, b. Dec. 6, 1872, at Olathe, Kan. She
attended the home schools and also received a
college education, and taught for a few years.
While in California she had supervision over
clerks in a publishing house. She is a mem-
ber of the Daughters of the American Revolu-
tion. Res., Chicago, 111.
Orah Bryant, b. Nov. 19, 1874; d. Feb. 7, 1882.
John Bryant, b. Feb. 21, 1877; d. June 26, 1878.
William Harrison Bryant, b. Dec. i, 1878, in Neosho
Co., Kan.; m. Sept., 1899, at Middle-
town, N. Y., Genevieve Lynn. He was
educated at Olathe, Kan., and was employed
by the American Felt Co. in Chicago, 111.,
for a number of years. He is now manager
of the Felters Co., Chicago.
361. V. Joseph Allen Bryant, b. June 6, 1882; m. Margaret
Joseph Allen Bryant served as a soldier during the Civil War.
He enlisted when about eighteen years of age, August 10, 1861,
at Oneida, Illinois. He was mustered into service as a private in
Company C, Forty-second Illinois Volunteer Infantry, for the
period of three years. He re-enlisted on the first day of January,
98 BRYANT GENEALOGY
1864, as a veteran volunteer for a period of three years, at Stone's
Mills, Tennessee. He was mustered into service as a veteran
February 16, 1864, at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Received his
appointment as sergeant in Company C, Forty-second Regiment of
Volunteer Infantry, on the 30th day of April, 1864. His residence
at date of first enlistment is stated as Altoona, Knox County,
Illinois. He was in service from the time of his first enlistment
until the close of the rebellion, and was credited as a brave and
loyal soldier. After his return from the war he went to Erie,
Neosho County, Kansas, and from there to Arizona, where, while
working on the construction of the Atlantic & Pacific Railway, he
was also deputy United States marshal, and was shot while arresting
a desperado. The following clipping was taken from an Arizona
paper, the Arizona Miner:
"A man from San Bernardino, Cal., named Miller, alias Grizzly,
had threatened the life of Railroad Contractor King, who swore
out a warrant for the arrest of said Miller, and placed same in the
hands of Allen Bryant, railroad contractor and deputy United
States marshal. A man by the name of Holmes, a United States
marshal from Albuquerque, New Mexico, armed with a Remington
rifle, accompanied Mr. Bryant in making the arrest of Miller.
Bryant read the warrant and commanded the accused to surrender
his revolver, which he pulled and shot Bryant twice, one ball pass-
ing through the breast, the other through the abdomen. Holmes,
the assistant, was posted behind a tree, and like the coward he was,
allowed his brother ofl&cer to be murdered. The assassin, after
mortally wounding Bryant, took his arms and then demanded
of Holmes his gun, which the United States marshal threw to
him and begged mercy at his hands. Miller, after coming ofif
victorious, mounted a fine horse and started off into the mountains,
waving his hat at the enraged people of Flagstaff, who followed in
hot pursuit. Holmes also left, to avoid being lynched by the
citizens, who were rightly incensed at his beastly cowardice. Mr.
Bryant died about six hours after the shooting. He was an honest,
law-abiding citizen, with an excellent wife and three little children."
Daniel Steinbrooke Bryant^ (David^ , David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 15, 1844; m.
}J^'4;;y^^ — -
SEVENTH GENERATION 99
Frances Cook. He lived some years in Illinois, and moved
to Kansas in 1869 where he bought a farm near Erie in Neosho
Co., Kan. Mr. Bryant d. Jan. 24, 1894, at his home at Erie,
362. I. Maude Bryant, b. in Neosho Co., Kan.
363. II. Ora DeU Bryant, b. 1870; d. young.
364. III. Fred Bryant, b. Mar. 19, 1880, in Neosho Co., Kan.;
d. Mar. 14, 1904.
David Bryant'^ (David^ , David,^ Simeon,'* CorneHus,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Nov. 15, 1846, in lU., moved
to Neosho Co., Kan., where he married Laura White in 1878.
Mr. Bryant followed farming and deahng in real estate. Has
been a constant sufferer from rheumatism for many years, yet,
notwithstanding, has accumulated quite an income.
365. I. Bertie Bryant, b. Aug. 7, 1879; d. Apr. 27, 1888.
Mr. Bryant has in his possession the stock of the gun that our
common ancestor, David Bryant, carried in the Revolutionary
War and Mrs. Joseph Allen Bryant has the bullet moulds used by
David Bryant. (37.)
Orah Alice Bryant^ (David^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Corne-
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. June 27, 1854, near
Hebron, Ind.; m. Oct. 18, 1871, to William B. Doddridge,
who was b. Sept. 20, 1846, in Salem, Ohio, son of Alexander
Doddridge and Rebecca Flemming.
366. I. William Bryant Doddridge, b. Aug. 23, 1872; m.
367. II. Charles Parker Doddridge, b. Feb. 23, 1874; d. Aug.
25, 1889; buried in Hebron, Ind.
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368. III. Mabel Alberta Doddridge, b. Sept. 13, 1877; m.
Adalbert P. Meredith +
369. IV. Phillip Harrison Doddridge, b. May 15, 1888; unm.+
Orah Alice Bryant attended the pubHc schools, and also the
Valparaiso College. She moved to Illinois with her parents, and
when she was eleven years of age her mother died and she with her
father came to Indiana, where they made their home with her sister,
Nancy Bryant Fisher, mi til her marriage. Orah and her father
lived a short time in Kansas with her brothers. After her marriage
she assisted her husband in the drug business, and then she en-
gaged in the photograph business, which she carried on very success-
fully for several years until she went to Lafayette, Indiana, where
she placed their son Phillip in Purdue University. She remained
there four years, then returned to Mentone, and is now a registered
pharmacist. In poHtics, Mr. Doddridge is a RepubHcan; religion,
Methodist; occupation, druggist and jeweler. They have resided
in Hebron, Indiana; Galva, Illinois, and at present in Mentone,
Indiana. She is a member of the Daughters of the American
William Bryant Doddrige  lived with his parents in Hebron
and attended the public schools, and moved with them to Galva,
IlHnois, and then to Mentone, Indiana. He studied the jewelry
and drug business, and assisted his father. He worked for some
time in Chicago. In 1895 he went into the jewelry business for
himself in Claypool, Indiana, where he was living at the time of his
untimely death, which occurred on New Year's night, 1896, when,
going home with a young man from a "watch night" prayer-
meeting, cold and overcome with sleep, the horse went upon the
railroad tracks in front of an express train. Willie and his com-
panion were dashed into eternity without a moment's warning.
David Mitchell^ (Hannah^ , David,^ Simeon,* Corne-
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Sept. 13, 1820; m. June
14, 1855, Mary Merriman, who was b. at Bucyrus, Ohio.
370. I. Mathew Mitchell, b. Sept., 1859; m. Mary J.
SEVENTH GENERATION loi
371. II. Lettie M. Mitchell, b ; m. Jasper A. Mc-
Copied from the Historical Edition of Amanda Church, the
following: ''The late David B. Mitchell of Amanda Church was a
man whose daily life was a most excellent example for the Christian
to follow, yet he himself wisely pointed out the Master as the only
perfect man. His earHer Hfe was spent in Richland County, Ohio.
After his marriage they located on a farm near Amanda Church in
Allen County, Ohio. His good wife was a member of the Baptist
Church and a most devoted Christian. Mr. Mitchell said his wife
never failed to pray before retiring and that her devotion was
largely the means of bringing him into the fold. He was converted
on May 19, 1867, united with the Amanda Baptist Church, where
he became an active worker and was elected deacon. Mrs. Mitch-
ell was called from this Hfe on the 12th day of May, 1881, and
in her death Amanda Church lost a most highly esteemed member.
David B. Mitchell was a great bible student as the well-marked
pages of his favored book mutely testify. Having quietly and
peacefully laid down the burdens of Hfe, with his work completed,
after fourscore years, he cheerfully entered into the joys of a better
life on the 8th of May, 1901. He was conscious until the last
moment and had even dictated his own modest obituary shortly
before the end came. During the long period of failing health he
frequently called his Httle grandchildren to his side and told them
of the better Ufe that awaited him; of the mansions God had pre-
pared in heaven. He was honored and respected by all who knew
Robert Mitchell^ (Hannah^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Corne-
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Sept. 8, 1825; m. (ist)
Mary Forbes, near Bucyrus, Ohio; m. (2nd) Maria Martin,
of Pittsburg, Kan.
By his first wife he had four children, all of whom died young
372. I. Anna Mitchell, who is living with her step-mother
at Pittsburg, Kan.
102 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Simeon Mitchell^ (Hannah^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Corne-
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Sept. 11, 1826; d. Jan.
22, 1907; m. IsABELLE Mitchell, who was b. Nov. 8, 1828;
d. Oct. 8, 1904.
373. I. William Torrence Mitchell, b. July 15, 1852; m.
Ella Jane Gibson +
374. II. Katherine Clark Mitchell, b. Oct. 29, 1854; m. July
24, 1876, George Herod Ashley, of Ash-
bourne, Eng. Mrs. Ashley is a woman of
education and culture and has traveled ex-
tensively. No children.
375. III. Robert Mitchell, b. Nov. 23, 1856; unm.
376. IV. Mathew Mitchell, b. Nov. 17, 1858; m. Nettie
Amanda White +
377. V. Mary Bryant Mitchell, b. Sept. 10, 1864; m. Richard
378. VI. Jane Mitchell, b. Jan. 6, 1866; d. in infancy.
379. VII. John Mitchell, b. Jan. 6, 1866; d. in infancy.
We believe that a sketch of the life of Mrs. Isabelle Mitchell
should not be omitted in the history of this family, for she not only
fulfills the proverb, "She looketh well to the ways of her house-
hold," but by a Hfe of usefulness she left a radiance of lasting in-
fluence in bringing about reforms that tend toward the betterment
of humanity. She assisted in providing churches and organizing
Sunday schools for the colored people of the South. Her work in
the temperance cause covered a wide territory, particularly in the
state of Missouri, where she spent twenty years associated with the
Woman's Christian Temperance Union organization. Her atten-
tion was attracted toward the condition of prisons. She found
that the prison ceUs throughout the South were under ground, and
through her solicitation prison cells were placed above ground.
In 1890 Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell and family removed to Iowa.
Mrs. Mitchell was appointed state organizer of Bible Reading
Societies imder the state Woman's Suffrage Association. These
bible study clubs were organized in many cities and towns through-
out the state. Later, going to Wisconsin, she became a member of
(J)^ a^ fJ^ A^ XJa A^iVx^ ^^^
SEVENTH GENERATION 103
the National Prison Reform Association. She traveled extensively
and visited many prisons in the United States. She gave brief ad-
dresses to the prisoners. She had a special gift in reaching the
hearts of the people. While in the line of prison work she made the
acquaintance of Mrs. Eva Booth, "the little mother of the pris-
oners." Mrs. Mitchell excelled as an organizer. During her
residence in Wisconsin she organized night schools and bible study
classes among the women of the Fox River Paper Mills. She was
engaged in this work when one evening, while returning to her
home, her strength gave out on the way, and soon her useful life
Joseph R. Mitchell^ (Hannah^ , David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Dec. 31, 1831, in
Richland Co., Ohio; d. Oct. 29, 1864; m. Sept. 17, 1857, Anne
Catharine McVicker, who was b. May 29, 1834, at Bedford,
Pa.; dau. of John McVicker and Nancy Dennison. Anne
Catharine McVicker was of Scotch-Irish descent. She d.
June 22, 1896, in Monmouth, lU. In politics Mr. Mitchell was
a Republican; in religion a Presbyterian.
380. I. Frances Lettie Mitchell, b. July 15, 1858; m. Mil-
lard A. Burrell+
381. II. Nancy Kate Mitchell, b. Sept. 27, 1859; m. William
E. Johnson -|-
382. III. Martha M. Mitchell, b. Dec. 8, 1861; d. Feb. 13,
On the 9th day of August, 1862, Joseph Mitchell enlisted in what
was known as the Railroad Regiment, being the Eighty-ninth
Regiment, Illinois Volunteers; First Brigade, Third Division,
Fourth Army Corps, of the Army of the Cumberland. His first
engagement was at Perry ville, Kentucky; then at Stone River, fol-
lowed by Liberty Gap, Tullahoma, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge,
Knoxville, Rocky-face Ledge, and Dallas in succession; these being
the regular battles, with fifteen or twenty heavy skirmishes scat-
I04 BRYANT GENEALOGY
At Dallas on the 27th day of May, 1864, he was wounded and
taken prisoner, his wound being in the side. After lying on the
battlefield for two nights and one day he was removed to a field
hospital, where he laid on the ground five days with nothing done
for him except being given a little corn bread, and coffee made from
burnt beans. Then, on a dark, rainy night, he was taken to
Marietta in a wagon train, with sixteen hundred other prisoners, and
placed for the night in a church, in beds of straw, which seemed like
beds of down to the poor torn bodies. Here the Union ladies came
with tea, wine and other good things, and insisted upon feeding the
men. The next day they were loaded into freight cars and taken
into Atlanta, where they were met and again fed by the Union
ladies, before being taken to the prison hospital.
No one can tell of the suffering endured during these days and
nights on the battlefield and during the removal into Atlanta, but
while there in the prison hospital they were treated as well as the
rebels, with their Hmited resources, could treat them, which was
very different from their after-treatment at Andersonville. Before
Atlanta fell, the prisoners were all sent to Andersonville where Mr,
Mitchell soon died, a victim to the horrors of that terrible place.
He is buried in the National Cemetery at Andersonville, Georgia,
the number of his grave being 11,617.
The highest praise can be accorded his memory. He lived and
died a Christian soldier. He was always in the front rank and
ready for duty; full of patriotism and love of country, but always
remembering the loving wife and little daughters at home; always
thinking and planning for their welfare, and daily praying and
longing for the time of returning to them. His life went out a
sacrifice to his country. He has slept away the years of his man-
hood, far from his home and loved ones, but surely he will receive
his reward from the Great Commander.
John Bryant Mitchell^ (Hannah^ , David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Mar. 24, 1823, near
Ontario, Ohio; d. June 12, 1913; m. July 15, 1856, Olive Wil-
son, who was b. July i, 1836, on the Wyandot Indian Reserva-
tion; d. Jan. 6, 1913, at Cleveland, Tenn.; dau. of Daniel Wilson
W. B. DODDRIDGE
SEVENTH GENERATION 105
of Plattsburg, who was b. July 4, 1804; d. Wyandot Co., Ohio,
Feb. 19, 1902, living to the good old age of ninety-eight years.
383. I. Hannah Mary Mitchell, b. April 28, 1857; d. July 24,
1877, at Lima, Ohio.
384. II. Clark Mitchell, b. Nov. i, 1862; d. Dec. 24, 1876.
385. III. John Franklin Mitchell, b. Dec. 23, 1866; m. Estella
Mrs. Mitchell's mother's maiden name was Johanna French.
She died September 19, 1906. Mr. Mitchell's early childhood was
spent on a farm. His father, however, in connection with his
farming carried on milHng, a mill for grinding flour, a sawmill, and
a carding and fulling mill for making cloth. In 1842 his father
removed with his family to Crawford County, Ohio, where he
purchased a farm. John Bryant Mitchell's education was received
in the pubUc schools. At the age of twenty he entered Oberlin
College. He did not finish the college course because of ill health.
While there he believes that his future character was formed through
the preaching of Rev. Charles G. Finney, president of the college.
After leaving college Mr. Mitchell spent twelve years as agent of the
American Bible Society, distributing bibles and collecting funds for
that society. Many thousands of bibles were distributed by him
throughout the newly-settled frontier where usually no churches
existed. He reluctantly gave up this service and was connected
with the American Tract Society, his field of labor being the
middle and southern states. While in Tennessee near the moun-
tains he heard much about the destitution and poverty of the
people living in the mountain district. He became interested to
know the truth of the matter. He arranged with a friend to go with
him. They loaded a spring wagon with bibles, testaments and
other good literature and spent a month traveling through the
mountains of Tennessee and North CaroHna. He was astonished
and distressed by what he saw, both of destitution and ignorance,
existing there. He gave up all other plans and vowed with the
aid of his Master to give up the remainder of his fife for the benefit
of these poor, neglected people. He has spent twenty-one years
in this service. He placeed among these people 115,000 bibles and
testaments and 300,000 gospel books and tons of other literature
io6 BRYANT GENEALOGY
and of clothing. Mr. Mitchell gave largely of his own money and
also was assisted in his work through his solicitations with dona-
tions from churches and missionary societies. He received $15,000
in money with which to purchase bibles.
ToRRENCE Mitchell'^ (Hannah^ , David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b ; d ;
buried in Dallas, Tex. ; m. Sarah Martin.
386. I. Bertha Mitchell.
387. II. Georgia Mitchell, who m. John Watson of Perth
Amboy, N. J. Mr. and Mrs. Watson Hve
in New York City.
772a. I. Eunice Watson.
Hannah Abigail Mitchell^ (Hannah^ , David,^ Sime-
on,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Feb. 25, 1840,
near Mansfield, Ohio; m. at Bloomington, 111., Aug. i, 1863,
Samuel H. Larminie, who was b. Oct. 13, 1838, at West-
port, Mayo Co., Ireland; d. May 9, 1885, at 5006 Washington
Ave., Chicago, 111. He was the son of Charles Larminie and
Ferel. Mr. Larminie was a member of the board of
trade; in politics a Republican; adherent of the Episcopalian
faith. Mrs. Larminie resides in Chicago. No children.
Martha Post^ (Elizabeth^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Aug. 7, 1827, at Frederick-
town, Knox Co., Ohio; d. Sept. 8, 191 2; m. Aug. 4, 1847, ^-t
Spencerville, Ohio, to Cyrus Hart Hover, who was b. Mar.
5, 1822, at TrumhiU, Warren Co., Ohio; d. Mar. 8, 1896. He
was the son of Joseph Hover and Caroline Adgate. Mrs.
JOSEPH R. MITCHELL
SEVENTH GENERATION 107
Hover was a member of the Methodist Church of Spencerville,
389. I. Caroline Elizabeth Hover, b. June 27, 1848; m.
390. n. Lora Inez Hover, b. Feb. 24, 1850; d. Feb. 28, 1852.
391. HI. Joseph Oscar Hover, b. Feb. 28, 1852; d. July 25,
392. IV. Mary Eliza Hover, b. Mar. 26, 1854; m. Robert
Henry Gamble +
393. V. Charles Alfred Hover, b. Oct. 25, 1856; m. Mercy
Ellen Sunderland +
394. VI. Kate Pauline Hover, b. Apr. 13, 1859; m. Daniel
395. VII. Bryant Graham Hover, b. Dec. i, 1861; m. Mercy
396. VIII. Minnie Lorene Hover, b. Sept. 10, 1864; m. James
Green Cochran, who was born Mar. 27, 1847,
Lima, Ohio, son of Simon Cochran and
Lucinda Miller. Mr. Cochran is a dealer in
coal, building suppHes, and ice; in politics
Republican; in rehgion a Baptist. Res.,
397. IX. Florence Edna Hover, b. Apr. 3, 1867, at Spencer-
ville, Ohio; m. June 5, 1901, Frederick W.
Newell, who was b. Apr. 28, i860, at Mat-
tawan, Mich., son of Wilham Henry Newell
and Marrilla Butler. Mr. Newell is an
electrician; in poHtics a Republican; res.,
398. X. Addie Luella Hover, b. Jan. 26, 1870; d. Sept. 13,
399. XL Martha Jane Hover, b. July 14, 1872; m. Frank
Austin Hitchcock +
Martha Post lived in the home of her childhood at Frederick-
town, Ohio, until about nine years of age. Her parents then
removed to Shelby, Richland County, Ohio, where they remained
until 1838. In that year her father was sent by the government
io8 BRYANT GENEALOGY
to Upper Sandusky to build there a sawmill and a gristmill on the
Indian reservation. During their residence at this place Martha
taught a school composed of six Indians and eight white children.
She taught this school before she was fourteen years of age. In
1842 the family removed to Amanda Township, Allen County,
Ohio. Martha attended school in Shelby and in Lima, Ohio.
She taught several terms in Amanda Township. A few of the
pupils are still Hving (191 2). After her marriage to Mr. Hover in
1847 they lived in Lima, Ohio, until 1850, when they removed to
Delphos County, where they remained until 1863, when they moved
to a farm five miles east of Spencerville. In 1887 they made their
residence in Spencerville and there remained until the death of
Mr. Hover in 1896. Mrs. Hover was a remarkable woman in
mind and personal charm. She was a fine conversationalist.
Her mind was well stored through the various experiences she
encountered from the early pioneer days and through the rapid and
marked development of her native state during the nineteenth
century. Much is due to her and those who Hved, as she did, for
the present degree of civilization, in a country recently in possession
of savages. She represented an important Hnk between the past
and the present. Mrs. Hover possessed a strong rehgious tempera-
ment. She united with the first society of Methodists formed in
Hartford, Ohio, when she was fifteen years old. Her pubHc Hfe
was modest, but her home life was very wholesome and pronounced.
During her long life she has left a good and illustrious record. She
has left her posterity a rich heritage and has been a great blessing
in example to her associates. It is said of her, with the privilege
of a college education she would have made her mark in the relig-
ious and Hterary world. She would have stamped the printed
page with the same sunny and cheerful glow she did her home
life. Mr. and Mrs. Hover are buried in the Woodlawn cemetery
at Lima, Ohio.
Leonidas Hamline Post^ (Elizabeth^ , David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Aug. 8, 1832, at
Fredericktown, Ohio;d. Oct. 4, 1904; m. Aug. 2, i854,inUrbana,
Ohio, Eliza Jane Stewart, who was b. Oct. 13, 1830; d. Sept.
SEVENTH GENERATION 109
16, 191 2. She was the dau. of Samuel Stewart and Mary
Thomas. In politics he was a Democrat; in religion a Baptist.
I. William Stewart Post, b. July 7, 1855; d. Sept. 19,
II. Samuel Alven Post, b. Nov. 22, 1856; m. Alice
III. Charles Cyrus Post, b. Oct. 8, 1858; m. Ida Crites h
IV. Edward Grant Post, b. Sept. 11, 1867; m. Jennie
V. Mary Elizabeth Post, b. June 20, 1870; d. Oct. 22,
VI. Martha Jane Post, b. Apr. 27, 1872; d. Feb. 27, 1874.
VII. Leonidas Hamline Post, Jr., b. Sept. 11, 1875; m.
Altha Moorman +
Leonidas HamHne Post, when a child, moved with his father's
family to Shelby, Richland County, and from there to Upper
Sandusky, Wyandot Coimty, where for three years the father —
a millwright by profession — was engaged in constructing a grist
and sawmill, and also a council house for the Wyandot Indians.
He had much commerce with this tribe by whom he was held in
high esteem on account of his just deahngs. In March, 1841, the
family moved to Allen County, where the father built a sawmill
for his cousin, Chas. Marshall, near the old town of Hartford. In
1843 he moved four miles east of Spencerville on the Auglaize
River where he built the Post Mill, which he operated until 1849,
when he bought over 500 acres of land about one and a quarter
miles west of his former location, and here the subject of our sketch
grew to manhood.
When a young man L. H. Post learned the molder's trade, work-
ing both in Delphos and Lima. Later he attended OberHn Col-
lege, and in 1852 he made a trip to CaHfornia, via New York, cross-
ing the Isthmus of Panama^ and thence up the coast to San Fran-
cisco. Here he engaged in gold-mining, returning to Ohio in 1854
via Nicaragua and New Orleans. After his marriage he settled on
a farm in Amanda Township, Allen County, where he continued
to reside until his death October 3, 1904. His farm home was one
of the best in his community and the farm one of the best equipped
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as to other buildings, fanning machinery, and all that goes to make
a first-class farm.
Among other agricultural interests he devoted much time and
attention to the careful breeding of draft horses and probably to his
interest and work in this direction is due the excellence of this stock
in Amanda Township, he having owned several imported French
horses, in company with Mr. James Hover of Lima. He took great
pride in his fine Shorthorn cattle, and is credited with introducing
this breed into the township.
Mr. Post was a member and ardent supporter of the Amanda
Baptist Church. He was a man widely known, highly respected
wherever known, having several times been elected to office in his
home township. Jn the last few years of his life, after he had quit
work, he was fond of relating incidents of his childhood, especially
of the few years he had only Wyandot Indian children for his
playmates. They played with bows and arrows much as any
children of that time would have done. A few years prior to his
death, while on a visit to his brother at Carthage, Missouri, he went
into the Indian Territory to see if he could find some of his
old-time playfellows, but found only a few of them, and was told
that most of the tribe had died (no doubt of grief, as was frequently
the case) after they had been forced to leave their old home in
Wyandot County, Ohio, for their new home in the Red Man's
Eliza Jane Post was reared under the care of her uncle William
Stewart, her mother having died when she was four years old. Her
childhood was spent in Champaign County where she was educated
in the common schools. At the age of nineteen she imited with
the King's Creek Baptist Church. She was married in 1854 to
Leonidas H. Post, of one of the prominent families of Allen County.
Returning with her husband to their future home in Amanda
Township, she became a charter member of the Amanda Baptist
Church, to the interests of which she ever remained loyal and
where she was a regular attendant at all of the services until hin-
dered by the infirmities of old age. She was faithful in the home,
nothing being too arduous for her to undertake for her loved ones.
She was a granddaughter of Captain Arthur Thomas, a brave
soldier of the War of 181 2, who with his company had been ordered
to Fort Findley to guard the public stores. He and his son, on
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their return to their home near Urbana, Ohio, were killed and
scalped by the Indians near Bellefontaine and the bodies, which
had been badly mutilated, were carried to Urbana in sacks by
a deputation of citizens sent out from that place.
Adam Clark Post^ (Elizabeth^ , David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Nov. 2, 1834, at
Shelby, Richland Co., Ohio; d. June 27, 1908; m. Nov. 22, 1855,
at Lima, Ohio, Isabel Martin, who was b. June i, 1834, at
Fort Amanda, Allen Co., Ohio; dau. of Archelaus Martin and
Catherine Russel. She d. June 11, 1869. Mr. Post m. (2nd)
Jan. I, 1871, at Carthage, Mo., Lucy Ann Frost, b. at Quincy,
111.; dau. of Worthy Frost and Julia Runnels. He m. (3rd)
Oct. 16, 1885, at Carthage, Mo., Eliza J. Rawles, who was b.
Mar. 15, 1835, ^t Marion, Ohio; dau. of John Rawles and
ist marriage —
407. I. Martha Post, b. Aug. 14, 1856; m. Andrew Clark
408. 11. Charles Archelaus Post, b. Oct. 20, 1857; m. Cora A.
409. III. Katie Elizabeth Post, b. Aug. 16, 1861; d. Jan. 7,
2nd marriage —
410. IV. Winfred Bryant Post, b. Oct. 19, 1871; m. EHzabeth
411. V. Margaret Gertrude Post, b. Aug. 12, 1873.
412. VI. Mary Maude Post, b. Mar. 9, 1875, Carthage, Mo.;
m. Nov. 26, 1902, Daniel Robert Smith,
who was b. Sept. 14, 1869, at Rowlets, Hart
Co., Ky., son of Daniel E. W. Smith and Mary
Francis Whitehurst. In poHtics Mr. Smith is
a RepubHcan. Mr. and Mrs. Smith are ad-
herents of the Methodist faith. Res., Car-
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413. VII. Mabel Post, b. Jan. 15, 1877; m. Curtis R. Hixson;
d. Nov., 1907.
414. VIII. William Frank Post, b. Nov. 21, 1878; d. Feb. 6, 1879.
Adam Clark Post enlisted on July 21, 1862 from Allen County,
Ohio, to serve three years or during the war, and was mustered into
the United States service at Camp Lima, Ohio, as orderly sergeant
of Captain W. H. Hill's Company A, Eighty-first Regular Ohio
Volunteer Infantry; Colonel Thomas Morton Commander. He
was promoted to Second Lieutenant of Company D, June 14, 1864;
to First Lieutenant of Company A, February 14, 1865, and was
mustered out with his command, at Louisville, Kentucky, July 21,
1865. March 2, 1862, the regiment was ordered to St. Louis,
Missouri, and there was armed with Enfield rifles. It was assigned
to the Second Brigade, Second Division, Sixteenth Corps, Army of
the Tennessee, and with it he participated in the following engage-
ments : Shiloh or Pittsburg Landing, Seige of Corinth, Mississippi ;
also battle of Corinth; luka, Mississippi; Tuscumbia, Alabama;
Snake Creek Gap, Georgia; Leey's Ferry, Georgia; Resaca, Georgia;
Rome Cross Roads; Dallas or New Hope Church; battle and seige
of Atlanta, Georgia; Jonesboro; Sherman's March to the Sea;
Savannah, Georgia; Bentonville, North CaroKna; Goldsboro,
North CaroHna; Raleigh, North Carolina.
He marched to Washington, District of Columbia, by way of
Richmond and participated in the Grand Review, May 24, 1865.
He was a member of Station Post No. 16, Department of Missouri,
Grand Army of the Republic, of which he was Senior Vice-Com-
mander. He was a member of the Masonic order. After the war
Mr. Post entered extensively into farming. Residence, Carthage,
Missouri. In politics he was a Republican ; in religion, a Methodist.
In 1902, while on a visit to Wyandotte, Indian Territory, Captain
A. C. Post of Carthage, Missouri, found several old Wyandotte
Indian friends with whom he studied in their government schools
when a boy of eight, sixty years ago, at Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
Atter Sixty Years Apart — Captain A. C. Post Met and
Knew Indian Schoolmates — Studied With Split-
log, Old Mudeater, and Other Wyandotte in Ohio,
and Will Hunt With Survivors.
" While at Wyandotte, Indian Territory, Thursday Captain A. C.
Post, of Carthage, found several old Wyandotte Indian friends
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with whom he studied in their government schools when a boy of
eight, sixty years ago, at Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
''The tribe was moved from its Ohio reservation to a point just
west of Kansas City in the forties. The Kansas City suburb of
Wyandotte was named for them. In 1868 these Indians were
moved to their present reservation in the Territory, southwest of
Carthage. One of the old Indian schoolmates was the well-known
Mathias SpHtlog, who built the old SpHtlog, or P. & G., Railroad
through this country. Another was the father of Ex-Chief Albert
Mudeater, and such others as Black Sheep, Between-the-Logs and
"These are all dead now, but Captain Post ran across several old
fellows whom he actually had gone to school with, and they re-
membered him, even after sixty years, during which time they had
never met. Among them were Isaac Zane and Isaac Long, half-
bloods. Of course he also met Albert Mudeater, and Shoto Arm-
strong, brother of the present chief, and was invited by them to go
down this fall and join in a hunt. Captain Post will accept. All
are now growing old and this may be their last opportunity before
the 'happy hunting grounds' are reached."
Isaac Bryant Post'^ (Elizabeth^ , David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. June 21, 1837, at
Shelby, Ohio; m. Oct. 22, 1874, at Delphos, Allen Co., Ohio,
Emma E. Berry, who was b. Aug. 7, 1851, at Delphos, Ohio;
dau. of John Berry and Eunice A. Griffin. Occupation, banker;
politics. Republican; religion, Methodist; Res., Spencerville,
415. I. Ira B. Post, b. Oct. 14, 1875; m. Ida M. Robbins+
Isaac Bryant Post was educated in local schools and graded
school in Delphos, Ohio. EnUsted in Fifteenth Ohio Volunteer
Infantry in April, 1861; re-enlisted in Thirty-second Ohio Volun-
teer Infantry, and served in West Virginia during 1862. In 1863
he led a company of men in General Grant's campaign against
Vicksburg, Mississippi, and in 1864 as Captain of company served
with General Sherman in campaign against and capture of Atlanta,
Georgia; later accompanied General Sherman's army "from Atlanta
114 BRYANT GENEALOGY
to the sea," then leaving Savannah crossed the Savannah river into
South CaroHna, moving east along the coast and cutting off Charles-
ton, South Carolina; then turning north captured Columbia, South
Carolina, and marched further north to Greensboro, North Carolina,
where Sherman's army encountered the Confederate army under
General Johnston. Toward the close of the war was appointed
major of regiment and assigned to staff duty as division inspector.
At the close of the Civil War he returned to his parents' home and
remained with them until they were past their fourscore years,
when he came to Spencerville, Ohio, and started a private bank.
Charles Graham Post^ (Elizabeth^ , David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Dec. 31, 1839, at
Shelby, Ohio; m. Nov. 15, 1865, at Columbus, Ohio, Maria
Rockwell, who was b. Apr. 24, 1844, in Columbus, Ohio; dau.
of Elkanah Rockwell and Mary Bowen; d. Mar. 27, 1901.
416. I. Adelaide Post, b. Sept. 12, 1867, at Spencerville,
Ohio; d. June 8, 1909, Parma, Mo. She was
a graduate of Ohio Wesley an University.
417. II. Harold Rockwell Post, b. Nov. 27, 1870; m. Lillian
Kjeth in 1892.
418. III. Vernon Bryant Post, b. Dec. 23, 1873; i^- AHce
419. IV. Corwin Hover Post, b. Dec. 10, 1874, at Spencer-
ville, Ohio. Soldier and farmer; in politics.
Republican; religion, Methodist. He served
during the Spanish War, stationed at Chick-
amaugua Park, Knoxville, Tenn., and Macon,
Ga. Res., Parma, Mo.
420. V. Helen Marr Post, b. Oct. 14, 1879; d. June 21, 1890.
Mr. Charles G. Post enlisted under the first call of President
Lincoln for 75,000 volunteers to suppress rebellion. He was
mustered into service in Company E, Fifteenth Ohio Volunteer
Infantry, May 23, 1861, for three months. He was mustered out
August 8, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He re-enlisted October 2,
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1 86 1, in Company I, Fourth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. Re-enlisted
in 1864; was mustered out as Sergeant July 22, 1865. He was
wounded in action in Alabama, May 2, 1862. A brave soldier, an
honor to his country and to the name of Bryant, a useful citizen,
a Christian gentleman.
Edmxjnd Randolph Bryant^ (Jacob^ , David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 14, 1829, at
Bucyrus, Ohio; d. Oct. 4, 1879; m. Oct. 13, 1850, Mary
Elizabeth Miller of Detroit, Mich.
421. I. Franklin W. Bryant, b. Sept. 29, 1851; unm.;
belonged to U. S. Militia; is in employ of Kim-
ball Brick Co., 6229 Justine St., Chicago, 111.
422. II. Jennie B. Bryant, b. Sept. 12, 1853; unm.
423. III. Edmund R. Bryant, b. Feb. 9, 1855; m. Emily
424. IV. Sarah G. Bryant, b. Jan. 4, 1857; d. Aug. 28, 1866.
425. V. William C. Bryant, b. June 11, 1858; m. Lulu
426. VI. Lulu Bryant, b. Dec. 3, 1859; m. Harry J. Sheldon+
427. VII. Elmer E. Bryant, b. Dec. 11, 1861; unm. Res.,
428. VIII. Lincoln C. Bryant, b. Dec. 6, 1864; d. Aug. 12, 1910;
429. IX. Geary D. Bryant, b. Aug. 8, 1866; d. Sept. 11, 1866.
This marriage occurred at the home of an aunt of the bride in
La Timberville, Ohio. Mary EHzabeth Miller was born December
25, 1829, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died October 4, 187 1.
She was of Quaker descent. Her grandfather was a Quaker minis-
ter. Her parents removed to Detroit, Michigan, when she was a
child. Edmund Randolph attended the public school of Bucyrus,
Ohio. In 1843 he entered Bethany College, Virginia. While
there he boarded in the home of Bishop Alexander Campbell, who
was president of Bethany College and the founder of the Camp-
beUite or Christian Church. Mr. E. R. Bryant has still in his
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possession the bible purchased of Bishop Campbell. After leaving
college he entered into the business of buying and selling of stock,
and later extensive farming. Soon after his marriage he pur-
chased forty acres of land, to which he added until he owned three
hundred acres. In the fall of 1875 he sold the farm and with his
family moved to Bucyrus, Ohio, where he remained until 1877,
when he removed to Hebron, Indiana. His death occurred two
years later. He was buried in Bucyrus, Ohio, the place of his
birth. In 1891 his family became residents of Chicago, Illinois.
In religious faith Mr. Bryant was a Methodist; in poKtics, a Re-
Avis M. Bryant'^ (Jacob^ , David/ Simeon,'* Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b , 1830; d. 18 ;
m. Mar. 7, 1879, Joseph W. Stuckey.
154a. I. Alfred Bryant Stuckey, b. July 13, 1857; m. Mar.
17, 1879, Mary C. Hazelbalker+
154b. II. John S. Stuckey, b ; d. Dec. 2, 1884, at
We regret that we have so meager a record of Avis Bryant
Stuckey. She was a person of more than ordinary charm of person
and manner, and of a bright intellect.
Alfred Bryant Stuckey^ (Avis^ ? Jacob,^ David,^
Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. July 13,
1857, near Bucyrus, Ohio; m. Mar. 17, 1879, Mary C. Hazel-
balker, in Delaware Co., Ind.; occupation stock-raising; Res.,
154c. I. Avis A. Stuckey, b. May 30, 1880.
iS4d. II. Asa W. Stuckey, b. July 8, 1882.
1546. III. Joseph E. Stuckey, b. Oct. 24, 1887; d. Nov. 10,
1899, at Hyannis, Neb.
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i54f. IV. Elizabeth C. Stuckey, b. May 15, 1887; m. Frank
Grace Stuckey, b. Nov. 22, 1889.
Frances E. Stuckey, b. Aug. 22, 1892.
Hazel Stuckey, b. July 24, 1897.
Katherine J. Stuckey, b. June 14, 1900.
Alfred B. Stuckey spent his childhood in the home of his parents
near Bucyrus, Ohio. He went west in 1872. At the age of seven-
teen he went on a government survey through the western part of
Nebraska, which was then principally inhabited by Indians.
After his marriage in 1879 he located in Custer County, and en-
gaged in the cattle business. Later, while Hving in Grant County,
he served three terms as commissioner of that county, and several
years as school treasurer. He is a member of the Masonic order,
is a man of good reputation, and strong Christian character. An
author made the statement a person is judged by his reputation in
this world, and by his character in the next. Residence, Bingham,
Margaret Jane Agnew^ (Nancy^ , David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius/ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Aug. 15, 1829, at
Mt. Vernon, Ohio; d. Apr. 4, 1856; m. May 29, 1855, at
Wyandot, Ohio, George Henry Welsh, who was b. Apr. 15,
430. I. Agnew Welsh, b. Apr. 11, 1856; m. Cora E. Hous-
She spent several years of her life in teaching, making her home
with her uncle Isaac Bryant in Wyandot, Ohio, from whose home
she was married. After her marriage she and her husband moved
to a farm a few miles east of Wyandot, Ohio, where her only child,
Agnew Welsh, was born. Seven days after this journey into the
valley of the shadow of death, she laid her Hfe upon the altar of
motherhood. Rev. Silas Johnston who performed her marriage
ceremony also officiated at the funeral.
G. H. Welsh was the youngest of five sons of Zachariah Welsh and
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Nancy Steen and was born near the village of Wyandot, Ohio, on
April 15, 1826; he also had six sisters, one of whom, Jane Ann,
married Jacob Bryant. Madison W. Welsh, an older brother of
G. H. Welsh, married Jane Bryant, and Bryant became a family
surname, there being Bryant Agnews and Bryant Welshes.
Isaac Bryant Agnew^ (Nancy^ , David,^ Simeon,'*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Sept. 11, 183 1, at
Mt. Vernon, Ohio; m. Sept. 9, 1856, Sarah R. Dille of Val-
paraiso, Ind. Res., at Otterville, Iowa.
431. I. Frank Vilroy Agnew, b. Oct. 30, 1857; d. 1880.
432. II. Ward Bryant Agnew, b. May 13, i860; Res., Fair-
433. III. Mary E. Agnew, b. Oct. 16, 1862; m. Samuel L.
Wilson; she d. Mar., 1901.
434. IV. Nanetta Eva Agnew, b. Oct. 12, 1864; m. Arthur H.
Wallace. She was a teacher.
435. V. Sarah Gertrude Agnew, b. May 18, 1876; a teacher.
Res., Independence, Iowa.
436. VI. Fred F. Agnew, b. June 5, 1874; a medical student.
Res., Philadelphia, Pa.
437. VII. Herbert Ross Agnew, b , 1881.
Mr. and Mrs. Agnew are pioneer residents of Buchanan County,
Iowa, going there in 1854, Mrs. Agnew making her wedding trip
from Indiana there in 1856. The entire country was sparsely
settled, and when Mr. Agnew located on his farm in Fairbank
Township there was not a house on the prairie between his place
and West Union. The early settlers had a tendency to take to the
woods. Mr. Agnew preferred the prairie land and entered 160
acres, which he still owns, which is the only land in the county
which has never been transferred from the original patentee. At
various times Mr. Agnew added to his possessions. When building
his house it was necessary to haul the lumber from Dubuque, the
trip each way taking three or four days. Those were the days of
deer and Indians. For the first two years, many deer were daily
GEORGE HENRY WELSH MARGARET JANE WELSH
SEVENTH GENERATION 119
seen on the trail between Otter Creek and the river. The winter
of 1856, however, was one of heavy snows, and the deer were nearly-
all slaughtered that season. Indians were plenty in the spring and
fall on their migrations north and south. They constantly begged
for "squaw chicken," absolutely refusing the roosters. Their
requests were usually granted, as the fowls were stolen if the demand
was denied. In 1901 the family moved to Independence, Iowa, where
they now reside. September 9, 1906, this worthy couple cele-
brated their golden wedding. Both Mr. and Mrs. Agnew have
been lifelong members of the Methodist Church, and generous in its
Elizabeth Agnew'^ (Nancy^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Corne-
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. 1833; m. Chester Obed
Wellman, who was b. 1829, at Littleton, Iowa; d. Aug.
16, 1864. Elizabeth d. 1866.
438. I. Eugene B. Wellman, b. 1854.
439. 11. Margaret Jane Wellman, b. Sept. 2, 1856; m. James
O. Vincent -}-
Davh) Bryant Agnew^ (Nancy^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Cor-
nelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. May 4, 1835, at Pleasant
Grove, Ind. ; d. Feb. 6, 1890, at Independence, Iowa; m ,
i860, Nancy E. Bright, who was b. Apr. 30, 1843, at Pleasant
Grove, dau. of David Bright and Lucinda Logan. He moved
to Iowa at the age of nineteen.
440. I. Gertrude M. Agnew, b. Jan. 11, 1861; m. Dec, 1896,
George M. Baird of Butler, Pa. She was ed-
ucated at Upper Iowa University and Iowa
State Normal School. She taught in public
schools until her marriage. They now reside
at Sumner, Iowa.
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441. II. Fay D. Agnew, b. Dec. 24, 1866; m. Minnie B.
Green wood +
442. III. Jesse Winfield Agnew, b. Sept. 9, 1868; m. Kittie M,
443. IV. Isaac Agnew, b. Dec. 26, 1870; educated at Upper
Iowa University. Res., Fairbanks, Iowa.
444. V. Arthur Grant Agnew, b. Dec. 11, 1873; m. Laura
Francis in January, 1903. He was educated at
Upper Iowa University. Res., Denver, Col.
445. VI. Anna Naomi Agnew, b. Jan. 4, 1876; m. in 1896, J.
H. Manning. She was educated at Independence,
Iowa, and Upper Iowa University. After grad-
uating she taught school until her marriage. Res.,
446. VII. Minnie Dorothy Agnew, b. Nov. 4, 1879. She was
educated at Independence (Iowa) High School
and Iowa State Normal, and spent one year at the
Musical Conservatory at Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
447. VIIL Lela Inez Agnew, b. July 4, 1881. She pursued the
same course of instruction as that of her sister
Minnie Dorothy. Res., Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
448. IX. Guy Owen Agnew, b. Dec. 11, 1883. He is a student
at Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Martha Keller'^ (Nancy^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Oct. 1842; d. Mar. 15, 1897;
m. Edwin Lovejoy.
449. I. Claude B. Lovejoy; in railroad employment in
Anna Elizabeth Keller'^ (Nancy^ , David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 20, 1846, at
Valparaiso, Ind.; d. Sept. 12, 1876, at Dubuque, Iowa; m. Jan.
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15, 1864, at Independence, Iowa, Henry Wanton Northrup,
who was b. June 11, 1839, at Braintrem, Wyoming Co., Pa.
He is an express messenger on the Illinois Central Railroad, a
position he has held for thirty-five years. Res., Dubuque,
450. I. James H. Northrup, b. 1865; d. 1865.
451. II. Anna Gertrude Northrup, b. Aug. 18, 1869, at
Dubuque, Iowa; m. in June, 1898, William Ben-
nett, who was b. Oct., 1868, in La Fox, 111., the
son of Richard Bennett and Hannah Shaw. His
parents were born in England. He was one of
nine children. He is express messenger on the
fast mail of the North Western Railroad running
between Chicago and Omaha. Res., Austin, 111.
Gertrude Keller'^ (Nancy^ , David,^ Simeon,* Corne-
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Mar. 18, 1848, at Val-
paraiso, Ind.; m. Oct. 12, 1880, at Independence, Iowa,
Ephraim Cooper Andrew, who was b. Oct. 2, 1844, ^-t Bucyrus,
Ohio; son of Samuel Andrew and Nelly Cooper. He is a
farmer; in poHtics, a Republican; in religion, a Presbyterian.
Res., St. Petersburg, Fla.
John Keller^ (Nancy^ , David,^ Simeon,* Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. May 21, 1850; d. Mar. i,
1906, in Iowa City; m. Hattie Jones. Res., Winfield, Iowa.
Clara Keller; m. Mr. Allen.
Maude Keller; m. Mr. Reagan, Winfield, Iowa.
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In 1855 Mr. John Keller located on a farm adjoining the town of
Independence, Iowa, where he resided, with the exception of three
years in Missouri, until his death. He was a consistent member of
the Presbyterian Church. He was the grandson of a Revolutionary
Bryant Welsh^ (Jane^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 15, 1830, near Wyandot,
Ohio; d. Apr. 19, 1906; m. Mar. i, 1853, Sarah Margaret
Stuckey, of Bedford Co., Pa., who was b. Mar. 7, 1832 ; dau. of
Samuel S. Stuckey and Anna Silvers.
457. I. AHce Elmira Welsh, b. Jan. i, 1854; m. Aaron M.
458. II. Jane Welsh, b. Dec. 25, 1855; m. William Z. Thomp-
459. III. Emma Welsh, b. Aug. 10, 1858; d. Mar. 20, 1870.
460. IV. Anna Welsh, b. Sept. 23, 1861; m. Cecil Woodward
461. V. George St. Claire Welsh, b. Sept. 15, 1864; m. Emma
Bohart of Lathrop, Mo. Mr. G. S. Welsh
is a merchant of Apache, Okla.
462. VI. Harry Madison Welsh, b. Sept. 7, 1866; m. Lillian
463. VII. Albert Clay Welsh, b. Nov. 6, 1869; m. Ida Lena
464. VIII. Margaret Bryant Welsh, b. July 13, 1S74; m. Seth
Carson George +
Bryant Welsh attended the country schools near where he lived,
and afterwards Bethany College. His father was a stockman and
sold in the markets at Philadelphia and other eastern towns, re-
maining at those cities sometimes several months tiU he sold the
cattle or sheep. There being no railroads, the animals were
driven, and, being ready for market, it was necessary that they
should not be hurried on the way, and it took a long time to reach
their destination. Drovers were hired to drive them, and they
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had what they called the "boss" who had the management of the
men and cattle, and would ride in advance of the herd and engage
water and pasture for the cattle and board and lodging for the men
for the night and over Sundays. Bryant, being a trustworthy lad,
and old beyond his years, seemed to have responsibility thrust
upon him before the usual time, for at the age of twelve he was a
''boss." Hotels or inns were far apart and farmers were frequently
forced to accommodate these herds, or see them and the men suffer
for want of food or water. So people having fine springs on their
places on the road to the market would feel driven to have a room
to accommodate these men. It would usually be a large room in
the upper story of these large log houses where they would place
as many as four beds. The boss must sleep here in the room with
these big rough men, and this lad, who had been brought up by a
refined mother, dreaded these long, dangerous trips. It was neces-
sary for him to always carry a good deal of money to pay the
expenses of the trip, and sometimes his father had him carry large
sums of money, usually in gold, in a belt strapped around his waist
under his clothing. Having to ride ahead and engage the pasture,
and then to return to the herd and see that they were brought to
the right place, caused him to ride more than the others. It was
a feehng of relief to be alone and lest one of these men might follow
him he would spur his horse on and away from them. There was
a stretch of woods on the road and, boylike, he peered among the
shadows, fearing he knew not what, but something to be dreaded.
All this tended to develop courage. On one of his semiannual
trips when he had arrived at manhood he met Margaret, the young
daughter of Samuel Stuckey, of Bedford County, Pennsylvania,
whom he married in 1853. The Stuckeys were thrifty people, and
in addition to the well-filled chests her father gave the young
couple a new rockaway, a then generally used carriage. The
young people started in this on their wedding trip to their home
in Wyandot County, Ohio. Here they lived two years, when they
thought it well to go west. With their little daughter Alice, then"
a year old, in the same carriage they started, and settled on a farm
near Altona, Ilhnois. Here they Kved for fourteen years, and here
three other daughters, Jane, Emma, and Annie, and two sons,
George and Harry, were born. About this time (1866) Missouri
was attracting attention and being advertised by railroad com-
124 BRYANT GENEALOGY
panies. Bryant Welsh with his brother St. Clair went on the
first train over the then just completed road, Hannibal and St.
Joseph route, and bought a large farm at Lathrop, Missouri, where
he brought his family March 20, 1867. At this place two other
children, Albert and Margaret, were born, and here his family was
reared. One of the daughters, Emma, died at the age of twelve.
Three of the daughters, AHce, Jane, and Annie, were married here.
In 1 901 he disposed of most of his possessions at Lathrop, and on
November 20 moved to Apache, Oklahoma, then a town but a few
months old, in order that he might live in a mild climate, and at
the same time be near members of his family, some of his children
having lived in the Indian Territory many years previous to this
time. During his residence here he was ill most of the time, died
April 19, 1906, and was buried at Lathrop, Missouri. It can truly be
said that his was a Hfe of practical Christianity, integrity, and
usefulness. He was one of the peacemakers of the community.
When a dispute arose between neighbors and was left to arbitration
he was usually the first man selected. He was just, and his judg-
ment was good. He held the Sabbath day sacred and never
allowed anything to be done on that day that could be done at
other times. He was a consistent member of the Presbyterian
Church. He was jovial and kind-hearted and had a host of friends
wherever he lived.
William St. Clair Welsh^ (Jane*' , David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. July 13, 1832, in
Bucyrus, Ohio; d. Nov. 28, 1892, at Lathrop, Mo.; m. Feb. 17,
1857, in Bucyrus, Ohio, Harriet E. Warner, who was b. Jan.
18, 1836, Bucyrus, Ohio; dau. of Benj. Warner and Mary Wal-
465. I. William Madison Welsh, b. Apr. 21, 1858, at Bucy-
rus; m. Emma Kelley, dau. of Richard T. Kelley
and Mellissa Peavy, of Lathrop, Mo. She was b.
July 7, 1863; poHtics, Democrat; occupation,
farming. Res., Denver, Col.
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466. II. Mary L. Welsh, b. Sept. 16, 1862; unm. She devoted
her life in kindness for others.
467. III. Anson S. Welsh, b. Jan. 21, 1865; m. Bertha Duval.
They have two sons and one daughter.
468. IV. Gertrude P. Welsh, b. June 7, 1871; m. Frank P.
Brown. They have three children, two sons and
a daughter. The two younger are twins. Res.,
After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Welsh lived in Ohio near
Bucyrus on the Scioto River for one year, then moved to the Pike.
From there they moved to Altona, Illinois. In 1867 they bought
land two miles northeast of Lathrop, Missouri, where they built
up a most pleasant home. Later they traded this property for a
tract of land in Caldwell County, Missouri, where their son Anson
now lives on the land which is the dower interest of his widow.
George H. Welsh^ (Jane^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 16, 1834; m. Nov., 1876,
Amanda Foster, Indiana. For years Mr. Welsh bought and
sold stock extensively in Indiana. In Ohio he had a fine farm
from which he shipped stock to the eastern cities. The first
year of his married life he spent in Upper Sandusky, Ohio; the
second year he lived at Kokomo, Ind. The climate affecting
his health unfavorably, he with his family went in Nov., 1878,
to Upper Sandusky to attend the golden wedding of his parents.
Being taken ill with a congestive chill, he passed away within a
week of pneumonia.
469. I. Emma Eugene Welsh, b. Sept. 2, 1877; m. 1897,
Hannah Welsh^ (Jane^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Oct. 3, 1837, near Bucyrus,
Ohio; d. Mar. 31, 1875, at Newman, 111.; m. Feb. 12, 1862,
126 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Thomas Gillespie, who was b. July i6, 1837; son of James M.
Gillespie, who was the son of Thomas M. Gillespie.
470. I. Bryant W. Gillespie, b. Jan. 26, 1863; m. Laura A.
471. 11. Emma Gillespie, b. Nov. 17, 1864; d. 1866.
472. III. Luella Jane Gillespie, b. Oct. 16, 1866; m. Oliver 0.
473. IV. Alice Gillespie, b. Dec. 3, 1867; m. James Edwards.
474. V. Kate Gillespie, b. Mar. 23, 1868; m. David P. Akers.
475. VI. Pauline W. Gillespie, b. Aug. 25, 1871; m. Clarence
476. VII. Ralph M. Gillespie, b. Nov., 1872; d. 1874.
477. VIII. Lela Gillespie, b. 1874; d. 1874.
The following sketch was taken from "American Ancestry," a
book in the Chicago Public Library, page 157: The Gillespie
family belong to the Campbell clan. Their home was in the High-
lands of Scotland. They were strong adherents of the Calvinistic
doctrine, and one of them helped to frame the "Confession of
Faith." They fought for religious Hberty. About the close of the
seventeenth century three brothers crossed into Ireland, settling
in County Antrim. Their names were David,^ John/ James. ^
During the Revolution of 1690 James^ fought under William III,
Prince of Orange, with whom he crossed the Boygne, July, 1690.
His sword is still kept as a relic by one of his descendants. After
this decisive battle the Gillespies moved to County Monaghan,
Banbridge, Ireland, where they owned a large tract of land. In
1895 Elizabeth, a descendant, was Hving in the old home place
where her people had lived for over two hundred years. The
Gillespies were linen drapers. James^ married Elizabeth Riddle
about 1700; children: James,^ John,^ Mathew,^ Enzebeth,^ Letitia,^
Sarah.2 James^ came to America about 1750. It was reported
that he was killed in the war of the Revolution. John^ married
Jane Stewart; children: James,^ Isaac,^ Jane,^ Elizabeth,^ Agnes,^
Letitia.2 Isaac,^ son of John,^ married Jane Boyd; children:
seven sons and three daughters. One son, WilHam,' emigrated to
America about 1830; settled in Jo Davies County, IlHnois. John*
was a Presbyterian minister, educated in Belfast, Ireland. The
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first mentioned David^ married Isabella Wilson; had son Joseph,^
who married Sarah Breakey; children, five; one, David,^ fled to
America to escape British yoke.
Pauline Welsh,^ (Jane*^ , David,^ Simeon,'^ Cornelius,^
Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Apr. i, 1842, at Bucyrus, Ohio;
m. Oct. 18, 1866, at Wyandot, Ohio, John S. Stuckey, who was
b. Apr. 24, 1834, at Bedford, Pa. He d. Feb. 23, 1897, at Eddy-
ville, Neb. He was a banker; in politics, a Republican; in
religion, a Presbyterian.
Bryant Stuckey, b. Sept. 3, 1867; d. Mar. 3, 1873.
Madison Welsh Stuckey, b. Jan. 24, 1869; m. Kate
Anna Stuckey, b. Jan. 28, 1872; m. Benton Maret+
Infant daughter, b. Sept. 16, 1874; d. Sept. 19, 1874.
Ruby Stuckey, b. Sept. 15, 1876; m. Edwin S. Eves-f
John S. Stuckey was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania,
April 24, 1834, living in his native state until he enlisted in the Civil
War in August, 1862, in Company D, One Hundred and Thirty-
eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers. For distinguished bravery he
was made captain of the company, participating in the battles of
Brandy Station, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Fishers
Hill, and Winchester. In 1872 Mr. Stuckey with his family moved
to Plum Creek, Nebraska, where they lived two years. He was
elected county treasurer and engaged in stock-raising and farming.
Mr. Stuckey helped organize and was the first president of the
Plum Creek (now Lexington) Bank; his son Madison was chosen
assistant cashier. Mr. Stuckey's death occurred February 23,
1897, from an affection of the heart. The death of the son Madison
followed on the 27th of June, 1898, resulting from an operation per-
formed at Denver, Colorado, where he had gone on business. The
marriage of the daughter, Ruby, left Mrs. Stuckey alone in the
world and she has since resided with her daughters in the state of
128 BRYANT GENEALOGY
The following reminiscences are from the pen of Mrs. Pauline
"My parents lived six miles south of Bucyrus, Crawford County,
Ohio, on the Bucyrus and Marion road at the time of my birth.
My early childhood enjoyments were greatly enhanced by the
lively, stirring boyhood of brother John, who was two years my
junior. By perseverance I succeeded in forming a taste for refining
and elevating thought and speech. Our home was a two-story
house situated on a farm of eleven hundred acres. On the south
and joining the yard was the orchard, beyond it was pasture land,
and, farther south, cultivated lands, reaching east to the river.
Intervening between the orchard and the pasture was a rivulet,
which ran swiftly from the pasture to the highway, then down the
slightly rolHng plain to the Scioto River.
"Well do I remember the overflow of the river when brothers
Bryant and St. Clair barely escaped drowning in their efforts to
rescue the live stock. It rose and surged madly, flowing down the
pasture towards the barn and house but did not reach them because
of the low hills in the rear. The frenzied sheep sought higher
ground for protection, but one by one they fell into the surging
waves and were drowned. On the west side of the road our land
extended north nearly a half-mile where the landscape effects were
beautiful, the various tints of blue grass varied with the lovely
white and red clover. Beyond this, in the distance, were trees;
one, with its mammoth dignity, Hngers in my memory. It was
large, well proportioned, and commanding in appearance. South
of this was a meadow, rolling gradually downward in front and
away from the house, in front of which was a beautiful grove of
trees. A mile distant was the little schoolhouse where we were
given six months schooling each year. Later my education was
continued at Wyandot and Springfield, Ohio.
"In the spring of 1856 we moved to Wyandot, where we had a
large home with fruit and flowers in abundance. I was favored
with two loyal, kind, and attentive brothers, George and John,
who were always ready to take me to places of enjoyment. About
this time in my life, my sympathies were drawn to the one whom I
afterwards married, Captain John Stuckey, who lost a limb in
the service of his country in the Union Army in the Civil War. I
had known him early in life through the intermarriage of the two
SEVENTH GENERATION 129
families, but it was after he came home from the Civil War that I
cared particularly for him. Sympathy ripened into love and we
were married October 18, 1866, in Wyandot, Ohio. In 1872 my
husband sold the farm and his interest in the old home, took a
soldier's homestead near the little town of Plum Creek, Dawson
County, Nebraska (now Lexington), on the Union Pacific Railroad.
*'In this great western country I was always in great fear of the
Indians but was not a coward, as the following incident will show:
"One warm afternoon a Pawnee Indian wearing a red turban and
a red blanket unceremoniously stepped into the room where I was
working. In blunt speech he asked me for goods wherewith to
line an unfinished cap and insisted I could give him the goods.
Thinking to frighten me he walked to the table where I was stand-
ing, and picked up a butcher knife; I immediately picked up a
sharper one. He drew his finger along the blade, at the same time
looking at me with a cynical smile. I said, 'That knife is worth-
less, this is the sharp knife,' — holding up the one I held. With a
look that showed defeat he sullenly departed."
A friend of Mrs. Stuckey says of her, that her artistic abiHty is
of the most excellent quality. Now, at the age of seventy, as a
pleasant pastime, her work in china painting and fine embroidery
would be a credit to one half her age.
John Bartrom Welsh'^ (Jane^ , David,^ Simeon,^ Corne-
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. June 6, 1844, near
Bucyrus, Ohio; m. Oct. 13, 1870, Louisa Flock of Wyandot,
Ohio; she was b. June 22, 1849, at Bucyrus, Ohio. Mr. Welsh
is a successful farmer; in politics a Democrat; Res., Woodward,
483. I. Georgia S. Welsh, b. Nov. 22, 1874; m. Walter B.
Grace Welsh, b. Nov. 24, 1879.
Harry Madison Welsh, b. Apr. 27, 1881.
Frances Welsh, b. Aug. 15, 1889.
Daniel Ralph Welsh, b. Oct. 4, 1891.
I30 BRYANT GENEALOGY
He is a man of bright intellect and remarkable memory. The
first years of their married life were spent on the Isaac Bryant farm
near Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Then, after living for a time near
Bucyrus, they removed in 1883 to Lathrop, Missouri, and later to
Caldwell County, sarri.e state. In 1901 he took a homestead of one
hundred and sixty acres ten miles from Woodward, Oklahoma.
In 1902 they took up residence there.
Grace Welsh was educated at the Kirksville Normal School.
In 1 90 1 she filed on one hundred and sixty acres of land in Okla-
homa which joins her father's fine homestead, their house being
located so as to hold both claims, and with her father she uses her
land for farming and grazing purposes. She has fenced her land
and improved it, using her school money. She is energetic and
persevering and very successful as a teacher.
179 EIGHTH GENERATION
Ann Eliza Bryant^ (Arthur^ , Elias,^ David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Aug. 10, 1852, at
Pleasant Grove, Lake Co., Ind.; d. Sept. 13, 1895; buried at
Orchard Grove, Ind.; m. Feb. 25, 1875, ^t Lowell, Ind., Wal-
BERT Davis, who was b. Feb. 28, 1850, at Orchard Grove, Ind.
He was the son of Samuel Davis and Sarah J. McSparrin. In
politics. Republican. Res., Orchard Grove, Ind.
488. I. Cora Jane Davis, b. Dec. 26, 1875; m. Nicholes
489. II. George Nelson Davis, b. June 3, 1880; d. 1897, at
490. HI. Ethel May Davis, b. Nov. 12, 1885. Res., Peoria,
Elias W. Bryant^ (Arthur^ , Elias,^ David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Sept. 12, 1858,
Lowell, Ind.; m. Nov. 20, 1880, at Kankakee, 111., Ann E.
Hayden, who was b. Oct. 25, 1861, at Momence, 111.; dau. of
EIGHTH GENERATION 131
Joseph Hayden and Maria P. Green. Mr. Bryant is a travel-
ing hardware salesman; is a staunch Repubhcan; a member of
the Baptist Church, He has resided in Peoria, 111., Boston,
Mass., Indianapohs, Ind., and LaFayette, Ind.
491. I. Percy J. Bryant, b. May 25, 1884; m. Nov. 18, 1909,
Lola E. Whitsel, dau. of William Whitsel and
Lucinda Payne. Percy Bryant is a graduate of
the LaFayette (Ind.) High School of the class
of 1903; also graduated from the Purdue Uni-
versity as mechanical engineer in class of 1908.
He accepted a government position at Jeffer-
son, Ind., May i, 190.9, as chief engineer of
the government depot. Res .,329 Meigs Ave . ,
JefifersonviUe, Ind. Child: 491a, William
Whitsel Bryant, b. Mar. 17, 1913.
492. II. Edith May Bryant, b. July 17, 1886; d. Oct. 14,
1898, at Indianapolis, Ind.
Ulysses S. Bryant^ (Arthur^ , Ehas,*^ David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornehsse,^ Cornells^), b. Oct. 17, 1868, in
Lowell, Ind; m. Oct. 22, 1893, in LaFayette, Ind., Minnie K.
NiEHAUS, who was b. July 3, 1870; d. Feb. 22, 1908, buried in
Peoria, 111. She was dau. of Charles Niehaus and Ann Rowley.
Ulysses received a common school education at Lowell and
Crown Point, Ind.; worked in the hardware and implement
business at LaFayette, Ind., and Peoria, 111. Afterward he
learned the barber trade, and by his clever and congenial ways
won the confidence of the people and established a good busi-
ness in Peoria, 111.
493. I. Charles A. Bryant, b. Aug. 20, 1895.
Daniel R. Bryant^ (Robert^ , EUas,® David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. May 9, 1854, at
132 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Hebron, Ind.; m. June 24, 1875, Mary Lois Andrews, who
was b. Oct. 16, 1856, at Hebron, Ind. ; dau. of Solomon Andrews
and Sarah Stholp. He was a farmer and owned a fine property
near Hebron, Ind. In politics he was a Republican; in religion,
494. I. Otto Deforest Bryant, b. July 7, 1881; m. July 3,
1904, Grace Stewart.
495. 11. Carl Clayton Bryant, b. June 21, 1886; m. June 25,
1907, Mary Sweney, b. Mar. 2, 1889.
496. III. Winfred A. Bryant, b. Nov. 3, 1890; m. June 26,
191 2, Florence Turner, dau. of James Turner
and Cora Dunn. Mr. Turner is a successful
farmer and dealer in imported stock. Winfred
was educated in Hebron, a graduate of the
high school and also of DePauw University.
Charles Bryant^ (Robert^ , Elias,^ David,^ Simeon,^
Cornehus,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 22, 1858;
m. Oct. 15, 1878, Endora Dille.
497. I. Floyd Bryant, b. July 31, 1880.
498. 11. Ray Bryant, b. Mar. 8, 1883; m. Gladys Stewart+
499. III. Charles Roy Bryant, b. Aug. 25, 1885; d. Sept. 25,
500. IV. Earl Bryant, b. Mar. 24, 1889.
501. V. William SterUng Bryant, b. Aug. 9, 1895.
LuELLA C. Bryant^ (John^ , Elias,^ David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Aug. 22, 1862, in
Lake Co., Ind. She is the widow of John H. Spittal, who was
b. Aug. 31, i860, in Scotland. She was educated at Lowell and
Crown Point, Ind.; m. (2nd) Nelson H. Straight. She is a
member of the Society of the Daughters of the American
Revolution. Res., Chicago.
EIGHTH GENERATION 133
502. I. Bertha M. Spittal, b. Oct. 9, 1886, in Chicago; m.
Nov., 1908, Frank M. Pierson+
503. II. Cassius Duncan Spittal, b. Feb. 11, 1889, in Chicago;
Marie Vance Bryant^ (John^ , Elias,^ David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. July 21, 1867,
Lake Co., Ind.; m. June 26, 1911, Oscar G. Trieglaff,
who was b. in Rockford, 111. She is a member of the Society
of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Res., Windsor
Park, Chicago, 111.
504. I. Helen Amelia Trieglaff, b. Sept. 20, 191 2, in Chicago,
Julia A. Bryant^ (John^ , EHas,^ David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter CorneHsse,^ CorneHs^), b. Sept. 17, 1876; m.
Dec, 1897, Earnest Hummel, son of Earnest Hummel, Sr.,
city treasurer of Chicago. Res., Chicago. Member of the
Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Res.,
505. I. Marie Angeline Hummel, b. Mar. 25, 1899, in
Chicago. She is entering upon her second
year as a student at Ferry Hall, Lake Forest.
Claude J. Bryant^ (John Q? , Isaac,^ David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Mar. 16, 1876, at
Wyandot, Ohio; m. Bertha Smith, June 25, 1902, who was b.
Nov. 9, 1880, at Waterloo, Iowa; dau. of Wilford M. Smith
and Delia Hass. Claude Bryant graduated from Northwestern
University in 1901. Is practicing law at Independence, Kan.
134 BRYANT GENEALOGY
506. I. Winifred E. Bryant, b. Jan. 17, 1909.
Katherine Graeton^ (Jane^ , Joseph,^ David,^ Simeon,'*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. i, 1839, in
Wellsburg, W. Va. She was a graduate of Berien College. M.
in 1863, Thomas M. Patterson. Removed to Colorado in
1872. She was a grandniece of Alexander Campbell, and was
herself an adherent of the CampbelHte faith. She was a
leader for several years in club and charitable circles in Denver.
Mr. Patterson, b. in Ireland, lived in Denver, where he was a
leader in Democratic politics and a lawyer of eminence. He
was nominated for governor of Colorado but his party was
defeated. He is a proprietor of the Rocky Mountain News.
Mr. Patterson was U. S. Senator from Colorado.
507. I. James Patterson, b ; d. young.
508. II. Jennie Patterson, b ; d. young.
509. III. Margaret Mountjoy Patterson; m. Richard Camp-
Mary Grafton^ (Jane^ , Joseph,® David,^ Simeon,'*
Cornelius,^ Pieter CorneHsse,^ Cornehs^), b ; m. Simon
Peckinpaw. They had one child, who died in infancy. She
m. (2nd) Ernest Campbell.
510. I. Bryant Campbell.
511. II. Samuel Campbell, b ; m. Mary ;
child: Mary Campbell.
Jean Carson Bryant^ (Joseph W.^ , Joseph,® David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Feb. 17,
EIGHTH GENERATION 135
1850; m. July 18, 1882, John R. Miller. Res., Birmingham,
2iia. I. Margaret Elizabeth Miller.
2iib. II. John R. Miller, Jr.
2 lie. III. Horace C. Miller.
Joseph Wm. Cullem Bryant, Jr.^ (Joseph W. C.^ ,
Joseph,^ David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^
Cornelis^), b. Jan. 28, 1854; m. Helen Bowles.
513. I. Henry Alexander Bryant; d. at the age of 13 years.
Mr. Bryant has been in the employ of the Chesapeake & Ohio
Railway Company for thirty-five years; for last seventeen years,
general yard master for the company.
John Isaac Bryant^ (Joseph W.'^ , Joseph,^ David,^
Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Aug. 27,
1856; m. Paralee Lancaster.
514. I. Sidney E. Bryant, who, in 1882, m. Elizabeth
Talbot; they had one child:
871. I. Elizabeth Campbell Bryant.
Dorothea Lucinda Bryant^ (Joseph W.^ , Joseph,^
David,^ Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b.
Apr. 5, 1861 ; graduate of a high school and of normal, Shelby-
She was a very successful teacher in Tennessee, Kentucky, and
Virginia. For twenty years principal of a young ladies' seminary
at Clifton Forge, Virginia. She is a woman of strong character-
136 BRYANT GENEALOGY
istics, fine stature, having inherited the Bryant physique, a
woman of fine mental and moral attainments, who has in her life-
work directed many young women into useful and cultured lives.
Mary Emily Bryant^ (Joseph W.'^ , Joseph,® David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. June 12,
1873; ^- T. W. Cox of Virginia.
515. I. T. W. Cox, Jr., b. Mar. 20, 1902.
516. II. Dorothea Bryant Cox, b. June 14, 1905.
517. III. Elizabeth Postelwaite Cox, b. June 14, 1905.
William Henry Bryant^ (Alexander C^ , Joseph,®
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b.
July 28, 1863, in Indianapolis, Ind.; m. Nov. i, 1888, Birdie
May Routt, b. Apr. 4, 1868, Bloomington, 111. ; dau. of John L.
Routt and Hester Anne Woodson.
518. I. Routt Alexander Bryant, b. Aug. 15, 1889.
519. II. Minnie Lou Bryant, b. Dec. 9, 1890; m. Sept. 24,
1910, J. W. Hutchinson of Oxford, Miss.
They have a son b. Aug. 3, 191 1.
520. HI. Dorothea Campbell Bryant, b. Apr. 24, 1896.
521. IV. Lila Routt Bryant, b. Nov. 30, 1901; d. 1906.
Mr. Routt was the third assistant postmaster under President
Grant and appointed by him as the first territorial governor of
Colorado and elected as state governor in 1876. Afterward he was
twice elected to the same office. Was one of the state's most
prominent men and a leader of the Republican party. A county
of the state is named for him. WilHam Henry graduated at the
University of Virginia in 1886 and was admitted to the bar. Was
assistant district attorney one term and has been very successful
as a lawyer in Denver and Goldfield, Nevada. At present he is
attorney for city and county of Denver.
EIGHTH GENERATION 137
Mary Lou Bryant^ (Alexander^ , Joseph,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Oct. 26,
1865; graduated 1863 from Stanford Female College, Ky. She
was a successful teacher in public and private schools in Vir-
ginia and Colorado. She taught for eight years in the Clifton
Forge Seminary in connection with her cousin, Dora L. Bryant.
She m. in Clifton Forge, Va., in 1899, Rev. Emmett W.
McCoRKLE, a son of a prominent Scotch-Irish family of Lexing-
ton, Va. He was a minister of the Presbyterian Church in
Rockbridge Baths, Va.
522. I. Emmett Wallace McCorkle, Jr.
L. W. Sanger^ (Sarah Ann^ , Samuel,^ David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Apr. 25, 1841,
near Lowell, Ind.; d. Mar. 4, ^jDy, m. Feb. 2, 1875, at Orchard
Grove, Ind., to Olive Wiley,' ■Jv^ho was b. Sept. 1855; dau. of
Wilson W. Wiley and Clarinda Craft. He was a respected
farmer, honorable and upright; in politics a Republican.
After four years of patient suffering he died of tuberculosis, and
was buried in the Orchard Grove Cemetery, Lowell, Ind.
523. I. Violetta Pearl Sanger, b. Nov. 2, 1875; m. June 29,
1899, WiUiam Buckley+
524. II. Elnora Sanger, b. May 6, 1882.
525. III. Hazel Clarinda Sanger, b. June 25, 1890, Lowell,
Ind.; m. Apr. 29, 1908, Charles Kenney, who
was b. Oct. 21, 1883, son of George W. Ken-
ney, grandson of Jerry M. Kenney.
526. IV. Sarah Ann Sanger, b. Feb. 2, 1892.
Ross Sanger^ (Sarah Ann^ , Samuel,^ David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. June 3, 1842,
138 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Lowell, Ind.; d. Feb. lo, 1901, at Crown Point, Ind., a victim
of tuberculosis; m. Dec. 31, 1865, at Ross Station, Lake Co.,
Ind., to Louisa D. Hopkins, b. Mar. 20, 1846, at Hobart, Ind.;
dau. of Benj. Hopkins and Elizabeth Norton.
527. I. Benjamin Harry Sanger, b. Jan. 11, 1867; m. Julia
528. II. Sarah Elizabeth Sanger, b. June 9, 1868; d. May,
529. III. Edith May Sanger, b. Mar. 21, 1877; m. Charles
Sidney Fullmer +
Of a roving disposition, he aUowed no business interests to tie
him to one place, but the scenes of his earUer years attracted him
in his closing life. In poUtics he was a RepubHcan, in rehgion a
Disciple since 1896. Funeral was held at his brother Adna's
home in Crown Point, and burial was made in the Lowell Cemetery.
William Alfred Bryant^ (Samuel R.^ , Samuel,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Feb. 7,
1852, at Valparaiso, Ind.; d. Sept. 3, 1886; m. Sept. 23, 1874,
at Englewood, 111., Alla Bartholomew, who was b. May 9,
1854, at Valparaiso, Ind.; dau. of Stephen Leroy Bartholomew
and Eusebia Fravel.
530. I. Infant, b. Oct. 12, 1876; d. in infancy.
531. II. Caryl Hubert Bryant, b. Aug. 29, 1878; d. Jan. 12,
532. HI. Ross Leroy Bryant, b. Oct. 22, 1881, in Valparaiso,
Ross Leroy Bryant was educated in the home school, and at
Purdue University, where he took a course of study in civil, mechan-
ical, and electrical engineering. On leaving school he found work
in the West, where he has been successful, working at different
times in all of these lines. Since 1903 he has been employed in
EIGHTH GENERATION 139
California. He has the same quiet, retiring disposition that char-
acterized both his father and grandfather. He finds his chief
diversion in out-of-door sports and in music.
William Alfred when only 17 entered his father's drug-store and
continued in the drug business until his death. Although he spent
two years in Chicago as bookkeeper in a commission house he still
retained his drug business at home. He was regarded by those who
best knew him as a man whose word and business integrity were
never questioned. Retiring, quiet and studious by nature, he was
a man of deeds rather than words. He was true and loyal to those
who proved themselves worthy of his friendship. Thus endowed
with natural gifts and attainments he seemed only entering upon a
useful life when death claimed its own. In politics he was a
Democrat; in religion, a Presbyterian,
Martha Frances Bryant^ (Jacob' , Samuel,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 21,
1855, at Crown Point, Ind.; m. Dec. 9, 1872, William H.
Rogers; ancestors from New Jersey; m. (2nd) Grear Nagle;
b. 1849, in Williamsport, Pa., son of John Nagle and Mary A,
Bennett. Res., 1501 Maple St., Witchita, Kan.
Children, ist m.:
533. I. Delia Adelia Rogers, b. Oct. 9, 1873; m. Albert A.
534. 11. Elea May Rogers, b. Dec. 28, 1875; m. Loren H.
535. III. Samuel Grear Nagle, b. Oct. 21, 1883; d. Oct. 29,
536. IV. Infant daughter, b. Mar. 17, 1886; d. Apr. 25, 1886.
Samuel Tyler Bryant^ (Jacob' , Samuel,*' David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Oct. 9,
1858; d. Nov. 19, 1880, as the result of an accident occurring
I40 BRYANT GENEALOGY
at Rudd, Iowa, while he was in the employ of the Chicago,
Milwaukee and St. Paul Ry. He was buried at New Hamp-
ton, Chickasaw Co., Iowa.
His untimely death occasioned the writing of "Down Brakes,"
by John B. Kaye, and published by G. P. Putnam's Sons in their
collection of poems, ''Songs of Lake Geneva." Permission to
publish it in this volume has been granted by Vashti Bayshaw Kaye,
son of John B. Kaye, the author, and by G. P. Putnam's Sons,
By John B. Kaye
The night was dark, a lurid gleam
Lit up the trailing cloud of smoke.
And whirling sparks and 'scaping steam.
Which from the black-mouthed engine broke
In fleecy masses murky-gray,
As rolhng o'er the iron way
The heavy freight train, like a flood.
Swept down the steep grade nearing Rudd.
Down brakes! the iron-hinged monster screamed;
Down brakes ! and starting to his feet.
While hot sparks fall like burning sleet.
The brakeman quick his lantern takes.
And mounting to the frosty deck
Of the first car, turns on the brakes
The downward thundering train to check.
While the long, smoky banner streamed
About him, and the fire-box's glare
Broke fitful on the wintry air.
Down brakes! and hast'ning toward the rear
He leaps each moving chasm that yawned.
Like gaping death 'twixt car and car.
And musing as he onward strode
He mutely thanked his lucky star.
Which thus far brought him safe and clear.
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For he had planned to leave the road,
And this was his last run,
And ere another morning dawned.
As promised to his mother dear,
His braking would be done.
Down brakes ! the iron cyclop shrieked.
His one great eye's mahgnant gleam
Darting ahead a ruddy beam,
While throbbing jets of vapor reeked
Along his palpitating sides,
As on a trestle bridge he gUdes, —
A bridge with cross beams overhead.
Down brakes! The brakeman deftly mounts
The tall deck of a "foreign" car —
A crushing blow ! his lucky star
Sank like a falHng meteor.
Ah! surely he had truly said
'Twas his last run ! The man who counts
His chain of life off into links
Ofttimes counts truer than he thinks,
Though nothing in his mind forecast
The Unk he's counting is the last,
Down brakes! He's silent now, and still.
No more those stentor signal tones
The brakeman's rugged frame shall thrill
With action. On his face, laid prone.
They found him on the car that night.
Beneath the cold and clouded skies.
His lantern on his arm still burning.
But all the glow of life and light
Had faded from the brakeman's eyes.
And crimson streamers of his blood
(Life's offering and Nature's mourning)
Draped the tall car that entered Rudd
An altar and its sacrifice.
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Mary Ann Bryant^ (Jacob' , Samuel,^ David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Jan. 15, 1861, at
Lowell, Ind.; d. July 4, 1910, at Wichita, Kan., and buried be-
side her mother at Douglas, Kan. She m. May 6, 1877, at
Ionia, Iowa, Henry Tucker, who was b. July 8, 1857, in
Chickasaw Co., Iowa, son of William Tucker and Julia Johnson.
537. I. Grace Mildred Tucker, b. July 26, 1878; m. Frank
538. II. Martha Frances Tucker, b, Apr. 25, 1883; m, John
539. III. Roy Henry Tucker, b. Feb. 13, 1885.
540. IV. Lloyd Bryant Tucker, b. Feb. 14, 1887; m, Apr.
2, 191 2, Emma May Myers, dau. of Abraham
Myers and Minnie . . . . , of Bloomington, Kan.
541. V. William Clair Tucker, b. Sept. 15, 1890; m. June 5,
1909, Bertha Toole, dau. of Roy Toole and
Mary Joanna Robertson^ (Hannah' , Samuel,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Feb. 17,
1852, at Westville, La Porte Co., Ind.; m. Feb. 2, 1874, in
Eagle Creek Twp., Lake Co., Ind., Oscar Dinwiddie, b. Sept.
2, 1844, at Minooka, Will Co., 111., son of John Wilson Din-
widdie and Mary Jeanette Perkins.
542. I. Marion Elmer Dinwiddie, b. Nov. 18, 1874; m.
Edna Irene Gromann-f
543. 11. Joseph Perkins Dinwiddie, b. Feb. 3, 1876; m. Alice
544. HI. Belle Irene Dinwiddie, b. June 21, 1879, at Plum
Grove, Lake Co., Ind.; m. Feb. 28, 1900, at
Crown Point, Ind., Forest Maro Gormley,
who was b. Oct. 27, 1876, at Upper Sandusky,
Ohio, son of John Milton Gormley and Isabel
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Nye. Mrs. Gormley has in her possession a
mahogany bureau brought from Ohio by her
grandparents in 1835. Res., Lowell, Ind.
545. IV. Edward Loraine Dinwiddle, b. Nov. 17, 1882.
546. V. Edith Jeanette Dinwiddle, b. June 9, 1884, at Plum
Grove, Ind.; m. Jan. 27, 1910, Samuel Cor-
nelius Baird, who was b. Sept. 11, 1884, son
of Andrew Baird and Knox. Res.,
890. I. Donald Dinwiddle Baird, b. Jan. 22, 191 1.
The Dinwiddle clan has records of the family for several genera-
tions. There were five Davids in succession. Our data begins with
the fourth David, who died in 1744. David, fifth, born 1724 in
Ulster, Ireland, married December 17, 1745, Jean McClure, who
died June 22, 1781; married (second) November 20, 1783, Elizabeth
Kerr. He died 1802, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Thomas, son of
Da\dd, was born March 27, 1787; married October 20, 1808, Mary
Ann Wilson. Thomas died September 17, 1862. He and his
wife are buried near Hebron, Indiana. John Wilson, son of
Thomas, born October i, 1813, in Trumbull County, Ohio. The
day he was born his father Thomas killed fifteen turkeys, four deer,
and one bear. John W. came with his father to Porter County,
Indiana, in 1836, while the Pottawatomie tribe of Indians still Hved
near Hebron, on land now owned by Charles Bryant. Thomas and
John each bought one hundred acres of land of the Indian reserva-
tion. Mary Janette Perkins went May 5, 1818, from Rome, New
York, her native place, to Grundy County, Illinois, to teach school.
Here she met Mr. John W. Dinwiddle, whom she afterward mar-
ried. Mr. Dinwiddle had a contract to construct two sections of
the Illinois and Michigan Canal near Morris, Illinois. After finish-
ing his contract he with his young wife went to Crown Point,
Indiana, to live, where he engaged in merchantile business. Having
purchased one thousand acres of land in Eagle Creek Township, he
moved in 1852 onto the land, and adding more land until he had
thirty-seven hundred acres, he entered into extensive farming.
Among his enterprises he dug a ditch two miles long to change the
channel of Eagle Creek. He engineered another ditch twenty-five
144 BRYANT GENEALOGY
feet deep, to drain the Cady Marsh into the Calumet River. This
ditch is now (1913) nearly fifty feet deep. Oscar Dinwiddle, son
of John W., possesses the sturdy character and enterprising spirit
of his ancestors. He and his wife are staunch Presbyterians, as were
the ancestors. The esteem in which Mr. Dinwiddle is held by his
friends and neighbors is shown in the offices of trust with which they
have honored him. Mrs. Dinwiddle is of the class of wives and
mothers who fill a part in making this nation which we are proud to
call great — modest, quiet, but with the fortitude of the pioneer
and the dignity of Christian womanhood. They have both trav-
Joseph Harvey Robertson^ (Hannah'^ , Samuel,^
David/ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b.
Jan. 29, 1854, at Westville, La Porte Co., Ind.; m. Mar. 15,
1882, at Crown Point, Ind., Florence Elvena Talcott, b.
Mar. 20, i860, at Valparaiso, Ind.; dau. of Henry Talcott and
547. I. Elizabeth B. Robertson, b. Jan. 8, 1883, Eagle Creek,
Lake Co., Ind. Educated in Crown Point
High School. She is a successful teacher.
548. II. Francis M. Robertson, b. July 6, 1889, Crown Point,
549. III. Joseph Alfred Robertson, b. Dec. 5, 1891, Blaine,
550. IV. Eva Bryant Robertson, b. June 23, 1900, Eagle
Creek, Lake Co., Ind.
Mr. Robertson is a farmer, also engaged in fruit-growing on
Vashon Island, Washington. He owns timber land that he entered
as a government claim; in politics, a Democrat; in religion, a Metho-
dist. Has resided in Crown Point and Hebron, Indiana, Benton,
Washington, and Plummer, Idaho.
Fletcher Lorraine Robertson^ (Hannah^ , Samuel,^
David,^ Simeon,'' Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse^ Cornells^), b.
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Dec. 23, 1855, Westville, La Porte Co., Ind.; m. Sept. 17, 1889,
at Blaine, Whatcom Co., Wash., Irene Stoops, b. Dec. 23,
1868. Residences, Hebron, Ind., and Custer, Wash. In
early manhood he went West. Was a contractor at Blaine,
551. I. Clifford Lorraine Robertson, b. Sept. 9, 1890.
II. Glen Robertson, b. Mar. 3, 1892.
HI. Emil Marion Robertson, b. May 22, 1895.
IV. John Herbert Robertson, b. June 23, 1897.
V. Wendel Robertson, b. June 21, 1903.
VI. Clara Leona Robertson, b. Jan. 25, 1905.
VII. Irene Joan Robertson, b. May i, 1907.
Eva Rosella Bryant^ (Harvey W."^ [ioi], Samuel,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Feb. 20,
1 86 1, near Orchard Grove, Ind.
Her early childhood was spent on the farm five miles southwest
of Hebron, where she attended the Eagle Creek country school, but
later was student in Hebron, where the family resided after 1876.
A year later, under the influence of the "tent meeting," she became
a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. To her, Christian-
ity is nothing visionary, but a reality of part of her daily Hfe. Her
interest in missions has led her to have her Hfe insured for the
benefit of the Methodist Episcopal Foreign Missionary Society.
The winter of 1891-2, accompanied by her mother, who was in
poor health, she spent in Colorado. After her return she became
engrossed with duties in the Bryant, Dowd & Company store, from
which she did not release herself for sixteen years, with the excep-
tion of a winter spent in Mississippi and one in California. Since
1908 she has been in and a part of the home of her father.
Merritt Conner Bryant^ (Harvey W.^ [loi], Samuel,^
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornehsse,^ CorneUs^), b.
146 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Nov. 14, 1863 in Eagle Creek township, Lake Co., Ind. ; m. Feb.
II, 1896, Effie Wilson, b. Apr. 20, 1865; d. Mar. 21, 1913;
dau. of John Wilson and Caroline Gregg.
558. I. Glenn Wilson Bryant, b. Oct. 26, 1886, d. Apr. 6,
Leland Dowd Bryant, b. Feb. 2, 1888.
Bernard Ross Bryant, b. Nov. 13, 1890.
Edith Miriam Bryant, b. Mar. 27, 1900.
John Harvey Bryant, b. May 14, 1906.
His early education began when, as a bashful boy, accompanied
by his mother and hired by his grandfather, he entered the Eagle
Creek country school. After the family moved to Hebron he
attended the town school for a time, but the routine of the work,
especially that of a Hterary nature, did not appeal to him. In 1884
he was sent to Troy, Missouri, to sell out a stock of goods in which
his father had an interest. Though there for less than a year, he
learned to mingle with different classes of people, thus gaining a
needed experience in his development. After his marriage in 1886
he settled in Hebron, where he soon built a home. In 1889 he,
with his wife, entered into relations with the Methodist Episcopal
Church. For a number of years he was engaged with Bryant, Dowd
& Company, later giving his attention almost entirely to the selling
of farm machinery. However, the need of some one to look after
the interests of the Bryant, Dowd & Company farm gave the
desired opportunity to develop his instinct for farming and stock-
raising. Persevering, practical, and up-to-date in his methods, with
the aid of his two sons he is making improvements that stamp the
present-day successful farmer. He possesses a dry humor, broad
sympathy, and unquestionable honesty that make for him many
and lasting friends.
Ora Viola Bryant^ (Harvey' [ioi]j Samuel,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. June 9,
1872, in Eagle Creek Twp., Lake Co., Ind.
As a girl of thirteen, she became identified with the Methodist
Episcopal Church of Hebron. She was a member of the first
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class to graduate from the Hebron High School in 1890. After
a year's experience teaching school, she attended at different times
the normal school at Valparaiso, devoting part of the time to the
study of music. She gained a practical knowledge of this subject
at the Chicago Musical College, but on account of a nervous tem-
perament she was unable to make a musical education practical.
In 1900 she suffered a nervous collapse, which was counteracted to
some extent by a winter spent in the South. Home-loving, she
devotes much of her time to the needs of her father's home, while
at other times she finds employment in the store, for the most part
doing clerical work. Whether a duty is pleasant or disagreeable,
she is faithful in its performance.
Ada Luella Bryant^ (Harvey W."^ [loi], Samuel,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. July 7,
1874, at Eagle Creek, Lake Co., Ind.; m. Sept. 12, 1893, at
Crown Point, Ind., Joseph Ross Wilson, who was born Dec.
23, 1867, near LeRoy, Ind., son of Joseph Wilson and Jane
Delicate as a child she aroused the sympathy of parents and
grandparents and won many a point in her favor. She was a
favorite among her playmates, but not because they dominated her.
In 1885 she united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. Her
education was obtained at the Hebron school. Because of ill
health she did not finish the prescribed course of study. In 1893
she became a partner in a millinery concern in Hebron of Sweet,
Bryant & Company, but disposed of her interest immediately after
her marriage in September, 1893. Dr. Joseph Ross Wilson is a
practicing physician and has an extensive practice in Hebron and
Nettie Ladora Bryant^ (Harvey W.^ [loi], Samuel,^
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b.
Apr. 3, 1877, Hebron, Ind.
After her graduation from high school in 1894 she attended the
148 BRYANT GENEALOGY
normal school at Valparaiso, Indiana, for two terms, preparatory to
entering Northwestern University at Evanston, Illinois. Previous
to this time she had united with the Methodist Church. After her
graduation from college in 1900, she spent five and one half years
teaching high school subjects, the last four being spent in the home
school at Hebron. Any success in teaching that she possessed was
due more to her love of, and sympathy for, the pupils than to mere
scholarship. Since 1907 she has been with Bryant, Dowd & Com-
pany, engaged in store duties of a general nature and especially as
wholesale buyer of dry-goods.
Samuel Edwin Bryant^ (Isaac'' , Samuel,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Apr. 14,
1865, Lake Co., Ind.; m. May 8, 1890, Maria Ellen Wheel-
er, who was b. Aug. 8, 1869, near Lowell, Ind. Mr. Bryant is
a large dealer in thoroughbred stock and is a successful agricul-
turist; in politics, a Republican.
Alice Alvira Bryant, b. Mar. 4, 1891.
Clara May Bryant, b. May 20, 1892.
Chistopher Wheeler Bryant, b. Nov. 28, 1893.
Lelia Marie Bryant, b. Mar. 31, 1897.
Ruth Bryant, b. Sept. 4, 1900.
Bertha L. Bryant^ (Isaac^ , Samuel,^ David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. July 6, 1870, near
Orchard Grove, Lake Co., Ind.; m. July 6, 1890, Harry
George, who was b. Jan. 9, 1867, in Clifton, Houghton Co.,
Mich.; son of Thomas George and Anne Muffat. He d. Jan.
24, 1894, at LeRoy, Lake Co., Ind. Res., 546 Wieland Ave.,
568. I. Grace May George, b. Dec. 24, 1891, in Calumet,
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Mich.; m. Dec. 29, 1910, in Chicago, John
Young, son of Frank Young and Anna B rough.
569. II. Efi&e George, b. May 31, 1893; d. Sept. 27, 1893.
570. III. Helen Louise George, b. Aug. 14, 1894; m. Dec. 31,
191 2, Myron L. Armantrout. Res., 3441
N. Troy St., Chicago, 111.
Bertha Bryant George received a common and high school educa-
tion. She was a teacher in a public school until her marriage to Mr.
George. He was employed in the copper mines of Calumet, Michi-
gan. About two years and a half after their marriage Mr. George
contracted typhoid fever and died. Mrs. George with her two little
daughters then made her home in Hebron, Indiana, where she served
as clerk for several years in the dry-goods store of Bryant, Dowd &
Company. Later she went to Chicago where she clerked for Car-
son Pirie Scott & Company. At present she is engaged with a
ladies' tailoring establishment in Chicago. Mrs. George is an
adherent of the Methodist faith. Residence, 1949 Larabee Street,
Mary K. Stalter^ (Jane^ , Samuel,^ David,^ Simeon,''
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Aug. 18, 1857,
near Little Sandusky, Ohio; m. Nov. 7, 1875, at Rock, Cowley
Co., Kan., Newton L. Yarbrough, who was b. Mar. 20, 1850,
Warrensburg, Mo.; Res., Guerneville, Cal.
571. I. Ernest E. Yarbrough, b. Feb. 12, 1879; m. Sadie
572. II. Charles Roy Yarbrough, b. July 3, 1886.
George Hervey Stalter^ (Jane^ , Samuel,® David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Oct. 20,
1859, at Ottawa, Kan.; m. Sept. 25, 1881, in Winfield, Kan.,
Mattie Baird, who was b. Feb. 25, 1862, in Roaring Springs,
Ky.; dau. of Volney Baird and Emily E. Griffin. Res., Fargo,
150 BRYANT GENEALOGY
573. I. Emma Jane Stalter, b. May 14, 1883, at Winfield,
Kan.; m. Sept. 3, 1902, at Woodward, Okla.,
William Alexander Wright, who was b.
Aug. 30, 1873, in Texas; son of John Grifl&n
Wright and Sally Elizabeth Perkins.
Ethel C. Stalter, b. Oct. 3, 1889.
Lottie M. Stalter, b. Aug. 30, 1892.
John Frank Stalter, b. May 24, 1895.
Volney J. Stalter, b. Apr. i, 1900.
In early Hfe Mr. Stalter was a herdsman, later a farmer and stock-
raiser. He also ran a blacksmith shop. He assisted in settHng
three new countries. Resided in California, Kansas, and Okla-
homa, now resides at Aberdeen, Texas. In politics he is a Demo-
Elura Stalter^ (Jane^ , Samuel,^ David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. June 3, 1863, in
Franklin Co., Kan.; m. June 27, 1879, in Cowley Co., Kan., to
John K. Snyder.
578. I. Maude Snyder, b. Aug. 9, 1880; m. F. T. Wisley+
579. 11. Pearl E. Snyder, b. June 21, 1882.
580. III. Jesse B, Snyder, b. Sept. 5, 1884.
581. IV. Lucy Snyder, b. July 28, 1886; d
582. V. Sophia J. Snyder, b. June 27, 1888.
583. VI. Wildie M. Snyder, b. Dec. 13, 1889; m. May 14, 1910,
A. L. Parish.
584. VII. Paul J. Snyder, b. Mar. 8, 1896.
585. VIII. Hoyt P. Snyder, b. Mar. 8, 1898.
Edwin R. Stalter^ (Jane^ , Samuel,^ David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Dec. 3, 1874, near
Rock, Cowley Co., Kan.; m. June 9, 1895, Dora Moore, who
was b. Feb. 8, 1876. Res., Pacific Grove, Cal.
EIGHTH GENERATION 151
586. I. Verne Stalter, b. Nov. 13, 1896.
587. II. Harold Stalter, b. Oct. 15, 1902.
John W. Stalter^ (Jane^ , Samuel,^ David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Dec. 4, 1876, near
Rock, Kan.; m. Jessie E. Kaats, who was b. June 29, 1876.
588. I. Gladys Y. Stalter, b. Mar. 10, 1897.
589. II. Morita Lois Stalter, b. Mar. 26, 1902.
Frederick L. Stalter^ (Jane^ , SamueF), b. Apr. 17,
1883, at Rock, Kan.; m. Mar. 15, 1904, to Grace Darst, who
was b. Apr. 2, 1888. Res., Pacific Grove, Cal.
590. I. Mabel Grace Stalter, b. Oct. 2, 1905.
591. II. Chester L. Stalter, b. Nov. 20, 1906.
592. III. Eunice Viola Stalter, b. Jan. 20, 1908.
Edwin Hubert Beebe^ (Joanna^ , Samuel,^ David,^
Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse^, Cornells^), b. Nov. 7,
1881, at Princeton, Wis.; m. 1909, at Hartford, Wis., Mary
Sullivan. Occupation, printer; educated public schools of
Princeton, Wis. Employed in Princeton, Ripon, and Hart-
ford, Wis., and Kankakee, 111.
593. I. Ruthvin Sylvester Beebe, b. May 2, 1910.
594. II. Edwin Beebe, b. July 23, 191 1.
Arabella Cooper^ (Zebulon^ , Mary,® David,^ Simeon,"*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. June 2, 1849, ^^^ir
152 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Washington, Pa.; m. Feb. 27, 1873, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, to
Thomas Mitchell Sellers, who was b. Aug. 7, 1845, Waynes-
burg, Pa. Res., Aldine, Texas.
Charles Walter Sellers, b. July 18, 1874.
Robert Donald Sellers, b. July 29, 1878; m. Alberta
Clyde Cooper Sellers, b. Aug. 30, 1881.
Mary Etta Sellers, b. Sept. 25, 1886.
Katharine Sellers, b. Mar. 7, 1893.
Isadora Cooper^ (Zebulon'^  > Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. June 2, 1849, near
Washington, Pa.; m. 1879, John A. Downey, who was b. Feb.
2, 1857, in Athens, Ohio, son of John Downey and Eliza Buch-
anan. In politics a Republican; owns extensive tract of land
in Oregon. Res., Knappa, Ore., or Stella, Wash.
Ralph Downey, b. July 7, 1880.
John A. Downey, Jr., b. Oct. 16, 1881.
Blanch E. Downey, b. Jan. 20, 1883.
Alfred Downey, b. Oct. 10, 1884.
Raymond Downey, b. Feb. 11, 1886.
Maude Downey, b. Oct. 3, 1888.
Issie Belle Downey, b. Jan. 23, 1891.
607. VIII. Sarah Esther Downey, b. Dec. 6, 1893.
David Bryant Cooper^ (Zebulon^ , Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornehs^), b. Oct. 12,
1850, near Washington, Pa.; m. Sept. 25, 1879, Harriet A.
Lewis, dau. of W. L. Lewis and Deborah Res.,
EIGHTH GENERATION 153
608. I. Carrie B. Cooper, b. Aug. 18, 1881; m. 0. C. Peter-
son, who is in the employ of the Missouri
Pacific Railway Co. Res., Paola, Kan.
899. I. Paul Peterson, b. Feb. 28, 191 1.
609. II. Charles B. Cooper, b. June 29, 1884; m. Feb. 3, 1910,
Mae Stroup. Res., Denver, Colo., where he
is in the employ of an electric hght company.
610. III. Earl C. Cooper, b. Feb. 3, 1888; employee of govern-
ment mail service.
WilKam Y. Cooper, b. Oct. 19, 1889.
Russel R. Cooper, b. Dec. 31, 1892.
Mollis M. Cooper, b. Jan. 16, 1898.
Mary Etta Cooper^ (Zebulon^ , Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 21, 1853, near
Washington, Pa.; m. Feb. 22, 1878, in Fontana, Kan., Marvin
M. Roberts, who was b. Jan. 31, 1855, in Fulton, Iowa. Res.,
614. I. Maude E. Roberts, b. June 13, 1879; m. Theodore
Frans. They have three children:
I. Cleova Lorene Frans, b. July 23, 1899.
11. Eva Elene Frans, b. Sept. 2, 1900.
III. Clara Frans, b. Sept., 1906.
Vohiey W.Roberts, b. Feb. 15,-1882; d. Feb. 23, 1882.
Mary Roberts, b. Oct. 19, 1883.
Leona Pearl Roberts, b. Mar. 22, 1886; d. Aug. 24,
618. V. Grace Belle Roberts, b. Oct. 19, 1887; m. Samuel W.
Barker, who d. May 8, 191 2.
Eugene Norton Cooper^ (Zebulon^ ? Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,"^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Apr. 15,
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1854, in Washington, Pa.; m. Dec. 27, 1877, in Hillsdale, Kan.,
Anna Wagner, who was b. Sept. 20, 1856, in Independence,
Mo. ; dau. of David Wagner and Sara Moore Raybum.
Arthur Lester Cooper, b. Jan. 28, 1879.
Clara Cooper, b. Apr. 10, 1881; d. Dec. 13, 1885.
Edward Cooper, b. Mar. 12, 1883; d. July 17, 1885.
George Millard Cooper, b. Oct. 22, 1886.
Mabel Cooper, b. Mar. 4, 1890; d. Nov. 25, 1892.
Earl Noble Cooper, b. Nov. 10, 1892.
Eugene Randall Cooper, b. May 25, 1895; d. Jan.
Floyd Bryant Cooper, b. Aug. 7, 1897.
Eugene Norton left Pennsylvania with his parents for the West
in 1863; remained one winter near Rochelle, IlHnois; moved in 1864
on a farm near Winfield, Iowa. In 1876 this family again removed
to Miami County, Kansas, near Paola. In the spring of 1886 he
moved to Pawnee County, Kansas, and recently moved to S teller,
Alberta, Canada, where he followed extensive farming. PoHtics,
Republican; religion. Baptist.
John Cooper Gamble^ (Catherine^ , Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Oct. 3,
1837; m. Apr. 16, 1862, Margaret J. Fulton.
They resided for many years on the Gamble homestead until
November, 1901, when they moved into Winfield, Iowa. He has
been elder and trustee in the Presbyterian Church of Winfield, and
for more than twenty years has been clerk of Scott Township, and
secretary of the Scott Township school board.
627. I. Sylvanus Cooper Gamble, b. Mar. 8, 1863; m. Nellie
628. 11. Anna Gamble, b. Mar. 19, 1865; m. James B.
629. HI. Herbert Fulton Gamble, b. June 10, 1868; M. Helen
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630. IV. Francis Harvey Gamble, b. Apr. 3, 1870; m. Helen
631. V. Catherine Gamble, b. Sept. 9, 1872; m. Jerome L.
632. VI. Elizabeth Gamble, b. Oct. 25, 1876; m. Fred C.
Leroy Gamble^ (Catherine'^ , Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Sept. 25, 1842, at
Shelby, Ohio; m. Dec. 5, 1867, Elizabeth A. Cone, dau. of
Isaac P. Cone of New London, Iowa. She was b. Aug. 5, 1844;
Mr. Gamble enlisted Aug. 13, 1862, in Co. B, Iowa Vol. Inf.;
was honorably discharged June 6, 1865, at Washington. He
was with Gen. U. S. Grant at Vicksburg and with Sherman
on march from Atlanta to the Sea. Res., Indianola, Iowa.
633. I. Harvy C. Gamble, b. Feb. 15, 1870; m. Minnie Fos-
634. II. Walter Gamble, b. Apr. 8, 1872; d. Mar. 11, 1904, of
635. III. Edwin R. Gamble, b. Aug. 11, 1876; m. May Vig-
636. IV. Caroline E. Gamble, b. Aug. 28, 1879; m. Lewis E.
Charles White Gamble^ (Catherine^ , Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. May 8,
1847, Washington, Pa.; m. Mar. 31, 1874, Kate Adelaide
Haight, who was b. Mar. 21, 1857, in Ithaca, N. Y.
Mr. Gamble started in service for the public by filling the oflSce
of constable for six years. He now holds the office of justice of the
peace, which office he has held for twelve years. He is also a
county supervisor of Henry County, Iowa. He is well known in
his part of the state because of his interest in the political welfare
156 BRYANT GENEALOGY
of his county. He is a leading official of the Eastern Iowa District
Fair Association. His residence is at Winfield, Iowa.
637. I. Charles Oscar Gamble, b". Jan. i, 1875; m. Mary
Mary Jane Cooper^ (David^ , Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 15, 1840,
Washington Co., Pa.; d. Aug. 21, 1903, in Conrad, Montana;
m. Sept. 15, 1 86 1, John P. Leech, eldest son of James Leech
and Nancy A Mr. Leech d. in 1865; m. (2nd) Aug.
18, 1870, Thomas H. Leech, who was also a son of James and
Nancy A. Leech.
Children, ist m.:
638. I. Ida M. Leech; m. George H. Vincent. They have
639. II. Eugene E. Leech; m Two children. Res.,
640 III.. John F. Leech; m. Pearl Brockman. Res., Dupuyer,
Mont. They have two children.
641. IV. Don C. Leech; m. Willa Dorsey. Child; a son.
642. V. Lloyt C. Leech; m. Pearl Humble. Res., Dupuyer,
643. VI. Bert C. Leech.
643a. A daughter, d. in infancy.
Mrs. Leech when nine years of age went with her parents in a
boat down the Ohio River. They settled in Lee County, Iowa,
where the family Uved for several years, and later removed to
Memphis, Missouri. Mrs. Leech was the oldest of ten children.
She was a dutiful daughter, a faithful wife and a devoted mother.
The welfare of home was always near to her heart.
Hester Ellen Cooper^ (David^ , Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Aug. 25,
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1844; m. Andrew N. Vance, who is a merchant and real estate
dealer in Des Moines, Iowa.
644. I. Grace Vance, b ; m. Judge Erickson, who is
judge of the district court of Flathead Co.,
Mont. Res., Kalispell and Chouteau, Mont.
645. II. Lloyt Vance, b ; m. N. M. Shields. Res.,
646. III. Bert C. Vance, b ; m. Sept. 10, 1903, Ethel
Rice. Res., Chicago, 111.
Oliver Goldsmith Cooper^ (David^ , Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ CorneHs^), b. Dec. 4,
1846, near Washington, Pa.; m. Jan. 17, 1882, to Amanda M.
Downing, who was b. Dec. 23, 18 — , at Memphis, Mo.; dau.
of Henry Hawkins Downing and Perineia Goldsberg.
Mr. Cooper is a successful stock trader. He, with the inherited
pioneer spirit, went when a mere youth into the new territory of
Montana where he, with other members of his father's family, have
aided materially in building up a new country. Mr. Cooper is a
Republican. Res., Chouteau, Montana.
647. I. Downing Bryant Cooper, b. April 25, 1885; d. Oct.
648. II. Frances Downing Cooper, b. Mar. 5, 1887; m. Elbert
KKne. Mr. Kline is president of the Conti-
nental Fire Insurance Company. Res., New
Emma Theresa Cooper^ (David^ , Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. May 11,
1849; m. James Concannon.
649. I. J. Lloyt Concannon, who m. Hugh Ute, Sept. 11,
1907. Res., Mansfield, Wash.
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Frank Darwin Cooper^ (David^ , Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Apr. 6,
1851; m. Apr. 24, 1884, in Memphis, Mo., Alice Green, who
was b. Apr. 20, 1859; dau. of Thomas W. Green and Nancy-
Priest. Res., San Diego, Cal.
650. I. Liniiie Cooper, b. Dec. 10, 1887; graduate of Great
FaUs (Mont.) High School.
651. II. Nelson Cooper, b. Oct. 8, 1891.
652. III. Frances Cooper, b. Apr. 8, 1894; student at National
Park Seminary, Washington, D. C.
653. IV. AUce Cooper, b. Sept. 3, 1899.
Frank Darwin Cooper was educated at Memphis, Missouri, and
also graduated in Helena High School. He made a specialty of the
study of surveying. In poHtics a Repubhcan, he was a member of
the state legislature of state of Montana, 1882-1883; appraiser of
property of Cascade County, twice appointed; school trustee; com-
missioner of Cascade County two terms; chairman of board of com-
missioners when a $300,000 courthouse was erected in Great Falls,
Montana. He is dealer in real estate, an extensive stock trader,
owner of twenty thousand acres of land in Cascade Coimty, Lewis
and Clarke County, and Jefferson County; has city property in
Helena, Great Falls, Boulder, Cascade, and Sun River. Resides
in San Diego, California. He is a member of the Order of Odd
Mrs. Cooper's father, Thomas W. Green, who was born in
Kentucky, is a prominent citizen of Memphis, Missouri; is treasurer
of Scott County, Missouri; was a member of the state legislature; is
a Democrat in poHtics; in reUgious faith a Baptist. Alice Green
Cooper is a sister of Dr. John P. Green, president of West Jewel
College, Liberty, Missouri, who was also pastor of Second Baptist
Church of St. Louis. AHce Green attended school in Louisville,
Kentucky, graduated at La Grange, Missouri; was a music teacher
LiNNiE Brown Cooper^ (David^ , Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse^, Cornelis^), b. June 19,
LINNIE C. MOUNT
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1854; m. Jan. 18, 1882, Jasper E. Mount, who was b. July
17, 1847, son of Jasper E, Mount and Sarah A Mr.
Mount is a Repubhcan. They are of the Presbyterian faith.
A sketch of the life of Linnie Cooper Mount, born in a humble
cottage in the Httle village of Mount SterHng, Iowa: While still
young, her parents emigrated to a farm near Memphis, Missouri.
Being the seventh of a family of ten children, she was not basked in
the luxuries of for time, nor favored with surroundings of beauty,
but acting upon the principle that every inheritance has a purpose,
she sought opportunities; and with the guidance of wise and sym-
pathizing parents she secured a good education in the pubUc school
and in a private seminary, and acquired many accomplishments
which embeUish her character, giving her a nobiHty worthy of her
aspirations. While her goal may not have been attained, she
looks back over the years, inspired with the feeHng that notwith-
standing the privations her pathway has been strewn with flowers
and overarched with the beauties of heaven. She found much
happiness in the panorama of the farm and in the association of
father, mother, five brothers and four sisters. Residence, Memphis,
Ida Arabella Cooper^ (David' , Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,'* CorneHus,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Feb. 4,
1857; m. Feb. 4, 1885, at Bowler, Mont., James Brown, who
wash. July 6, 1847, at Geneva, 111. Res., loii South Wyo-
ming St., Butte, Mont.
654. I. James Hugh Brown, b. Nov. 5, 1885.
655. 11. Hannah Marie Brown, b. July 27, i
Charles White Cooper* (David' , Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Apr. 4,
1858; m. Mary Combs, who was b. Sept. i, 1864, in Louisville,
Ky.; dau. of Charles Combs and Catherine Cornelius. Mr.
Cooper is engaged in real estate business and stock-raising; in
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politics, a Progressive. He was educated at the Memphis
(Mo.) Academy. Res., Glasgow, Mont.
656. I. Catherine Cooper, b. Aug. 5, 1887; d. Apr., 1899,
while attending school at Kansas City, Mo.
657. II. David Charles Cooper, b. Feb. 14, 1889; graduated
from high school of Great Falls and from
Commercial College of Great Falls.
658. III. Leslie Lamb Cooper, b. May 4, 1890; student in
high school, KaHspell, Mont.
659. IV. Homer Cooper, b , 189-.
660. V. Grace Cooper, b. Apr. i, 1886; d. June, 1886.
Adeline Hanna^ (Jane^ , Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,'^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 18, 1840,
Prosperity, Pa.; m. Nov. 27, 1862, John Vance Smith, who
was b. June 6, 1836, in Carrollton, Ohio; son of David Smith
and Elenor Hanna. In politics, a Democrat; in religion, a
Presbyterian. Res., Carrollton, Ohio.
661. I. Martha Jane Smith, b. Apr. 29, 1867; m. Frank
662. II. Thomas D. Smith, b. Feb. 18, 1870; d. Aug. 26, 1870.
663. III. Lulu N. Smith, b. Dec. I, 1873; m. George Kurfiss+
Clarriet Hanna^ (Jane^ , Mary,*^ David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Aug. 19, 1841, at
Prosperity, Pa.; m. May 21, 1863, Bayard Blachly Lindly,
who was b, Aug. 20, 1841, son of John Milton Lindly and Eliza
664. 1. John Milton Lindly, b. Nov. 17, 1864; unm.
665. II. Jennie Franc Lindly, b. Oct. 27, 1867; m. WilUam
Bailey Ridge way +
EIGHTH GENERATION i6i
In religion Mr. and Mrs. Lindly are Presbyterian. Mr. Lindly
has served as an elder in the Presbyterian Church of Winfield, Iowa,
for twenty-five years. He was a surveyor and farmer in early life;
was admitted to the bar in Henry County, Iowa, in 1884, estab-
lished the Bank of Winfield in 1885, which he still owns, and in
addition has been in the drug business since 1879; is a member of
the Iowa State Pharmaceutical Association, a member of the Iowa
Bankers Association; served several terms as mayor of Winfield,
John Milton Lindly, born November 17, 1864; early education
obtained in public schools; graduated from the State University of
Iowa in 1889 with the degree of Ph. G.; from the National Institute
of Pharmacy of Chicago in 1892; from the four years' course in the
Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle in 1898 with admission
to the order of the White Seal; elected without opposition mayor of
Winfield, Iowa, in 1900, but decHned the office; town clerk of Win-
field, 1904-06; secretary of board of education of Winfield, 1898—;
trustee and treasurer of Presbyterian Church of Winfield, 1898-;
secretary of the Iowa State Pharmaceutical Association, 1 905-11,
and treasurer of same 191 1-. He is a member of the Society of
Colonial Wars, of the Sons of the American Revolution, of Colonial
Governors, of the Old Northwest Genealogical Society, of the
National Geographic Society, Iowa Academy of Science, State
Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa Park and Forestry Association,
Iowa State and American Pharmaceutical Association, Iowa
Bankers' and American Bankers' Association. At a recent state
druggists convention Mr. Lindly was re-elected treasurer. At the
Democratic state election held in July, 191 2, at Cedar Rapids, he had
the honor of nominating the successful candidate, Mr. John E.
Craig, for judge of the supreme court on the Democratic ticket.
Mr. Lindly is a reliable genealogist. We are indebted to him for
assistance in furnishing data for the Bryant Genealogy. He has
compiled and pubHshed a genealogy of the Lindly family, from
which the following is copied:
"The Lindly ancestry dates to two emigrants, John and Francis,
brothers, who came to Connecticut in 1639. Francis married
Susanna Culpepper, June 24, 1655. Their children were: Deborah,
b. 1656; Ruth, b. 1658; Ebenezer, b. 1660; John, b. 1666 or 1667;
Benjamin, Joseph, Jonathan. The first three were born in Bradford,
1 62 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Connecticut, the last four in Newark, New Jersey. John and
Jonathan lived at Morristown, New Jersey, John^ had sons John'^
and Daniel. John^ had following children: Stephen, Junia, Caleb
(who served in Revolutionary War with New Jersey troops) , John
(captain in Revolutionary War), Levi, b. 1731 (d. 1801), Demas,
Phillip (served in- Revolutionary War), Phoebe, and Hannah.
Caleb, Levi, Demas, and Phillip went in an early day to Washing-
ton, Pennsylvania. The name has had various spellings; as, Linde,
Lindsley, Lindsly, Linsly, Lindley, etc. Mr. Bayard B. Lindly
descends from Levi, of 1731. Mr. John M. Lindly has a copy of
the will of John, the father of Levi."
Mr. J. M. Lindly compiled an enumeration of the wild flowers
of Story County, Iowa, from the herbarium of V. C. Gambell, which
makes a valuable addition to the Iowa Academy of Science.
Mary Ellen Hanna^ (Jane^ , Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Dec. 21 1843,
Prosperity, Pa.; m. Sept. 24, 1868, Demas Lindley McVay,
who was b. Jan. 13, 1844; d. Sept. 2, 191 1. He was the son of
Franklin McVay and Priscilla Day. He was a liberal supporter
of the Presbyterian Church of Prosperity, Pa., of which he was
a member. Res., Prosperity, Pa.
666. I. Leaima Jane McVay, b. Dec. 10, 1869; m. Charles
667. II. Priscilla D. McVay, b. Dec. 8, 1871; m. John Calvin
668. III. Thomas Frankhn McVay, b. Apr. 3, 1874; m. Jose-
669. IV. John McVay, b , 1880; d. Apr., 1885.
John Walker Hanna^ (Jane^ , Mary,® David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Sept. 23, 1846, in
Prosperity, Pa.; m. Oct. 26, 1882, Caroline Elizabeth Dun-
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CAN, who is a descendant of Governor Mayhew of Martha's
Vineyard. She is graduate of the Council Bluffs High School;
is a member of the order of the Eastern Star; is the leader of
the church choir.
670. I. John Thomas Hanna, b. Oct. 31, 1890, graduated
from Winfield High School in 1908; graduated
from College of Liberal Arts in state of Iowa
in 191 2 with degree of B. A. ; is now a medical
student at Iowa State University; is on the
editorial staff of the College of Medicine of
the University paper, the Daily lowan; is a
member of the Glee Club.
671. II. Walker Duncan Hanna, b. Oct. 26, 1892; graduated
from Winfield High School in 19 10; is a junior
student in Iowa State University. He is at
times assistant cashier in the Bank of Win-
field. He is first lieutenant of his company
of the University Cadets.
Dr. Hanna graduated from the medical department of the State
University of Iowa in 1873. He has taken post-graduate courses
in St. Louis and in Chicago. He was in St. Louis, Missouri, at the
time of the yellow fever epidemic in 1878, being in the city quaran-
tine service. He has been located in Winfield, Iowa, since Septem-
ber, 1879. Held office of mayor of Winfield; president of South-
west Iowa Medical Association; for twenty-five years surgeon for
Burlington and Western Railroad, and the Burlington and North
Western Railroad; president of Winfield Board of Education; post-
master from 1885 to 1889; president of the Southeast Iowa Fair
Association; was Democratic nominee for state senator. He is a
Knight Templar of the Masonic Order, including membership in
the Chapter, Commandery and Mystic Shrine. Mrs. Hanna is a
leader in musical circles.
Jane Hanna^ (Jane^ , Mary,® David,^ Simeon,^ Corne-
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Dec. 15, 1848; m. Sept.
I, 1873, in Winfi.eld, Iowa, Frank D. Kelley, who was b.
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Sept. 22, 1843, at Carroll ton, Ohio; retired farmer; in politics, a
Democrat; in religion, Presbyterian. Res., Phillipsburg, Kan.
672. I. Mary Frances Kelley, b. Oct. 8, 1875; m. Harry
Claude Kelley, b. Sept. 30, 1877.
Charles Kelley, b. Aug. 31, 1880.
Frank Kelley, b. Mar. 22, 1885; d. Mar. 25, 1902.
Randolph Kelley, b. Mar. 23, 1888.
Jennie D. Kelley, b. Feb. 7, 1894.
Charles Cooper Atkinson^ (Mary^ , Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Feb. 18,
1841, at Hollidays Cove, Hancock Co., W. Va. ; d. Apr. 10, 1905;
m. Nov. II, 1866, in the ist Universalist ch. Pittsburgh, Pa.,
to Amelia Chapin, who was b. Sept. 3, 1850, in Rochester,
N. Y.; d. Jan. 5, 1881, at La Cygne, Kan. She was dau. of
Freeman Chapin. Mr. Atkinson m. (2nd) Margaret Sellers,
of Paola, Kan. In politics he was a Democrat He was a den-
tist and practiced in La Cygne, Kan., until the time of his
death; buried in La Cygne.
Children, ist m.:
678. I. Frank Atkinson, b. Aug. 21, 1868; d. May 10, 1899.
679. II. Nora Atkinson, b. Feb. 14, 1870; m. James 0.
Kelsey. Res., 12 18 Riverview Ave., Kansas
680. III. Mabel Atkinson, b. Sept. 25, 1871; m. Wilber Allen.
Res., La Cygne, Kan.
Child: 994a. Frank Allen.
681. IV. Ida Gertrude Atkinson, b. Dec. 16, 1874; m
682. V. Florence Josephine Atkinson, b. Oct. 25, 1876; m.
Bruce Dennis. Res., La Grande, Ore.
Child (994b) : Claire Dennis.
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683. VI. Cleda Atkinson, b. Sept. 15, 1885; m. William H.
684. VII. Chester, b ; d. at age of two or three years.
Charles Cooper Vankirk* (Sarah^ [no], Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Oct. 10,
1842; m. Elizabeth F. Gamble, b. June, 1848; d. Oct. 23,
1 913. She was the dau. of Levi W. Gamble and Barbara Wey-
gandt. Mr. Gamble followed farming and stock-raising. He
d. Dec. 18, 1891. Mrs. Gamble d. Dec. 5, 1907.
685. I. Dora G. Vankirk, b. Jan. 22, 1869; d. Mar. 20, 1883.
Charles C. Vankirk was educated at Washington and Jefferson
College and at State Normal College, California, Pennsylvania. He
taught school three years. Later conducted a general merchandise
store at Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania. In 1880 he removed to Wash-
ington, Pennsylvania. He was a commercial salesman for eighteen
years. He is now Hving a retired Hfe in Washington, Pennsylvania.
Mary Jane Vankirk^ (Sarah^ [no], Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Oct. 10, 1846; m,
George Washington McElree, Sept. 8, 1869, at the home
of her parents in Washington, Pa. Mr. McElree was the son
of James McElree and Martha Boyd Resided in Washington,
Pa., and in Crafton, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pa.
686. I. Hiram Winnett McElree, b. Mar. II, 1873. He was
graduated from Washington and Jefferson
College in 1901. Since that time he has been
engaged in educational work. He was prin-
cipal of the Eighth Ward Schools, Washing-
ton, Pennsylvania, for eight years, principal
of the Ingram Schools, in the suburbs of Pitts-
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burgh, for four years. He is now superin-
tendent-principal of three of the leading
schools of Pittsburgh — the Bane, Brashaer,
and Jefferson schools.
687. II. Helen Brown McElree, b. Nov. 13, 1885; was
graduated from the Washington Female Sem-
inary in 1905. She was a successful teacher
in the public schools of Washington, Penn-
sylvania, for six years, and is now a teacher
in the Pittsburgh schools.
698. III. Ralph Alexander McElree, b. Nov. 13, 1888; d.
May 18, 1901.
Morris Reverdy Day^ (Elizabeth'^ , Mary,^ David,
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Aug. 11,
1846, in Morris Twp., Green Co., Pa.; m. 187-, Dora Elder,
dau. of G. W. Elder and Emily Bonsell. She was b. Aug. 11,
1852; d. Nov. 27, 1885, Klemme, Iowa.
689. I. Margaret Elizabeth Day, b. Nov. 26, 1871; m.
Frederick P. Skow-|-
690. II. Estella Dell Day, b. Feb. 5, 1875; m. Rev. Hans
691. III. Ida Alice Day, b. Apr. 30, 1877; m. John Baum-
692. IV. John Nelson Day, b. Sept. 9, 1881; m. Anna Mildred
Smith, Jime 26, 1907. Res., Buffalo Center, Iowa.
693. V. Stephen Hockley Day, b. Dec. 14, 1883; m. May 16,
1 9 10, Esther Law. Res., Hubbard, Ore.
Children: lola Mary Day, b. Feb. 22, 191 1. 693b.,
Wilma Lucille, b. June 19, 1913;
694. VI. Morris Reverdy Day, b. Dec. 15, 1885; m. Vivian
Kimball. Res., Montpelier, Idaho. Child:
M. Mildred Day, b. June 20, 1913.
Mr. Day was a large land owner and banker; in politics, a Demo-
crat; in religion, a Methodist. He enlisted in the Civil War, in
Company K, Third Illinois Cavalry, as a private in 1865, under
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Lieutenant Danley (General Wilson, Division Commander) and was
promoted to the ofi&ce of Sergeant. He enlisted at Dixon, Illinois,
and was honorably discharged October 10, 1865, at the age of
Mary Elizabeth Vaile^ (Caroline^ , Mary,® David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Apr. 28,
1849, ii^^r Washington, Pa., removing with her parents to Lane
(now Rochelle), 111., in the fall of 1853.
Mary, as she is called by a large and appreciative circle of friends,
has led a quiet life of usefulness in deeds of kindness for others, Hving
in quiet dignity in the parental home, an ever-ready assistant with
loving care and sympathy. She is an extensive reader. Society has
but Httle charm for her. Not an unkind word is ever spoken by her
of anyone. She is an exempHcation of a true Christian character;
ever zealous in her Master's cause. She has been for several years
treasurer of the Woman's Missionary Society of the First Presby-
terian Church of Rochelle, lUinois, of which she is a member. She
is a charter member of the Rochelle Chapter of the Daughters of
the American Revolution.
Clara E. Vaile^ (Caroline^ , Mary,® David,^ Simeon,'*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 9, 1851,
Washington, Pa.; m. Jan. 26, 1882, Miles Joseph Braiden,
who was b. Oct. 10, 1835, Castile, Wyoming Co., N. Y.; d.
May 19, 1905 ; son of Roger Ascham Braiden, b. 1800, New York
City, and Sophia Fletcher, dau. of Isaac Gardner Fletcher, b.
Oct. 26, 1768, Westfield, Mass., and Ruth Pierce, b. Apr. 17,
1767, dau. of Jonathan Pierce. Res., RocheUe, 111.
695. I. Roscoe Vaile Braiden, b. May 7, 1888; m. Anna
Geraldine Allen -f-
696. 11. Bryant Fletcher Braiden, b. Aug. 13, 1893; graduate
of Rochelle High School; completed sophomore
year at Monmouth College, Monmouth, 111.
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Entered Cornell Law School, at Ithaca, N. Y.,
1913. Heinherits the Bryant stature. He is six
feet three inches in height; is a college athlete.
697. III. Marion Gillespie Braiden, b. May 10, 1896; student,
sophomore year at Ferry Hall, Lake Forest, 111.
Clara Vaile was educated in the public schools. Her father
came from a long line of educators, and appreciated educational
advantages. He was usually a member of the school board, and
secured the best available instructors, sometimes supplementing
personally the necessary funds to secure the best teachers. Clara
was sent to Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois. In the fall of
1870, after leaving seminary, as it was then termed, she entered the
Rochelle public school as a teacher, making a specialty of primary
work "for which she was eminently fitted, receiving state recogni-
tion for best methods and best results." A specimen of this
primary work was sent to the World's Centennial Exhibition held
at Phildelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1876, and received third highest
award in the United States. The Lakeland- Auburndale Herald
of February, 191 2, in a sketch written on the occasion of a visit of
Mrs. Braiden to Lakeland, Florida, mentions in part as follows:
''Mrs. Clara V. Braiden is one of the best known club women in the
state of Illinois. She was instrumental in organizing the Woman's
Club of Rochelle, Illinois, now consisting of one hundred and fifty
members, and was its president for three terms. She was district
president of the Federated Clubs of northern Illinois." In 1890
Mrs. C. V. Braiden organized a Chautauqua Reading Circle in
Rochelle, which organization has since had a continuous flourishing
existence, graduating students, which formed an alumni of sixty-
three members. Mrs. Braiden has acted in the capacity of presi-
dent of both organizations. She graduated from the Chautauqua
Literary and Scientific Circle in class of 1904, with White Seal
honors. She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revo-
lution, having verified the military record of five Revolutionary
ancestors. She is a charter member of the Rochelle Chapter of
the Daughters of the American Revolution, of which chapter she
served two terms as regent. She represented the Illinois chapters
at the Conservation Congress held in Kansas City, Kansas, in 191 1.
and the American Peace Congress held in St. Louis, May, 1913,
one of three Daughters of the American Revolution to represent
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Illinois. If Mrs. Braiden were asked in what way she had best
served the interests of the community in which she hves it would,
we beheve, be instruction in the Sabbath school. Always having
had a fondness and fitness for teaching she began with a class in
the Sunday school at the age of seventeen, and has been continously
in that work for more than forty years, counting many scores who
have received bible instruction from her.
She was thirteen years secretary of the Woman's Foreign Mis-
sionary Society of the First Presbyterian Church of Rochelle, and
was twice president of the Ladies' Aid Society of that church. As
a manager of business affairs, she deserves special mention. The
Lakeland- Auburndale Herald says: "She ranks as one of the most
successful business women of the State of IlHnois." She has had
the management of an estate for the past ten years, and owns a
lumber and coal business estabhshed by her husband in 1871, which
is conducted by a competent manager under her supervision. She
has been equally successful in managing her real estate interests,
which include more than eleven hundred acres of farming land.
As busy as she has always been she has found time to search out
Bryants in nearly every state in the Union and arrange their
records in genealogical form. While travehng in America and
in Europe she has ever been on the lookout for genealogical data.
Mrs. Braiden is a member of the Salome Chapter of the order of the
From Ogle County History: "Miles J. Braiden was for many
years prominent among the energetic, far-seeing and successful
business men of Rochelle. His Hfe history most happily illustrates
what may be attained by faithful and continued effort in carrying
out an honest purpose. Integrity, activity, and energy have been
the crowning points of his success, and his connection with various
business enterprises and industries have been of decided advantage
to his community, promoting its material welfare in no uncertain
manner. He came from Wyoming County, New York, to Wauke-
gan, IlHnois, in 1850, where he attended the Waukegan Academy.
He went to Rochelle, Illinois, in 1856, and embarked in the grocery
and grain business. In i860 he purchased six hundred and forty
acres of land in Lee County, Illinois. For a term of years he de-
voted his time and attention to the occupation of farming. In 1868
he purchased two farms, upon which he platted additions to the
city of Rochelle. In 187 1 he began deahng in lumber, coal, ice and
I70 BRYANT GENEALOGY
building stone from the quarries on his own land within the limits
of the city, from which thousands of cords of excellent building
stone have been taken and an inexhaustable supply yet remains.
In this quarry abound exhaustless and never-failing springs of the
purest water from which each year the ice crop is taken for the city
supply. Mr. Braiden has been instrumental in having built a large
number of houses in Rochelle by reason of his progressiveness and
by offering such inducements as would enable almost any one to
secure a home, thus adding to the welfare of the city. No one has
had a higher place in the estimation of the people than he." The
Chicago Evening Journal of February 9, 1877, gives as follows upon
the occasion of the completion of the branch of the Chicago, Burhng-
ton and Quincy Railroad through Rochelle: "Rochelle owes its
success and prosperity mainly to a few pubHc-spirited individuals,
foremost among whom is M. J. Braiden, who has laid out four addi-
tions to the town, and built in all nearly one hundred dweUings,
which have either been sold or rented."
In political sentiment he was a stanch Republican, and took a
prominent and influential part in pubHc affairs. He was treasurer
of school funds of Reynolds Township, Lee County, for twelve
years during his entire residence there. He was elected supervisor
of the township; held that ofiice six years; the last two elections he
received every vote cast for the office. He also served six years as
supervisor of Flagg Township, Ogle County. In 1870 he was
elected to the General Assembly of Illinois, and most ably repre-
sented his district in that body. He served in the city offices of
Rochelle. He has been characterized as a man of enterprise, in-
domitable energy, liberal views, positive character, and very gen-
erally known for his kindness to those in need. His father,
Roger Ascham Braiden, was of Scotch-EngHsh descent; born
in New York City. Roger Braiden was the son of Joseph Braiden
and Nancy Gillespie, a descendant of the Campbell clan of
Scotland. Miles J. Braiden^ was the son of Sophia Fletcher Brai-
den,^ who was the daughter of Isaac G. Fletcher,^ who served in the
War of the Revolution; married Ruth Pierce. Isaac G. Fletcher^
was the son of Joshua Fletcher^ of Westford, Massachusetts; born
1 731; married Elizabeth Raymond. Joshua^ was the son of
Joseph Fletcher,* born 1689, Chelmsford, Massachusetts; married
Sarah Adams of Concord, Massachusetts, a descendant of the
President John Adams and Samuel Adams family — ancestry : Ap.
MARION G. BRAIDEN
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Adam of Early Scotland. Joseph Fletcher* was the son of Joshua
Fletcher,^ born 1648; married Sarah Willy. Joshua^ was the son
of William Fletcher,^ born in England, 1622; came with his parents
to Concord, Massachusetts, in 1630; married Lydia Bates. He
was the son of Robert Fletcher,^ who was born in England in 1592;
emigrated to Concord, Massachusetts, in 1630. The name Fletcher
is from the French Fleche, an arrow. Rev. W. G. Dymock Fletcher,
of Oxford, England, who is well versed in the genealogy of the
Fletcher family in England, remarks: "There can be no doubt but
that the family is one of great antiquity, as is apparent from its
ancient arms — sable, a cross flory between four scallop shells
argent; this coat of arms would indicate that one or more of the
members of the family took part in the crusades." Bentham, in his
"Baronetage of England," says: "The Fletchers are supposed to be
of Norman descent, and to have come over with William the Con-
queror." He gave quotations to prove the assertion.
Mr. Braiden has the following Pierce ancestry: Ruth Pierce,^ an
aunt of President Franklin Pierce, was the daughter of Jonathan
Pierce^ of Groton, Massachusetts; born 1727; married 1750, Ruth
Gilson, born 1728. Jonathan^ was the son of Stephen Pierce,^ born
1678; married Rachel Harrod. He was the son of Jacob Pierce,*
who was the son of Steven Pierce,^ born 1651; married Tabitha
Parker. Steven^ was the son of Thomas Pierce,^ born 1608; mar-
ried Elizabeth Cole. He was the son of the emigrant ancestor
Thomas Pierce,^ who came from England in 1633-4 with his wife
Elizabeth, who was born in England in 1595. Thomas was born
1583. "The name Pierce is from Piercy or Percy. The renowned
family of Percy of Northumberland, England, derived their name
from the Percy forest in the prpvence of Maen, Normandy, from
whence they came, which signifies a stony place, from Pierre, the
ancient fief of the family who settled in Normandy before the
cession of the province to Rollo (Wm. Arthur's Etymological Dic-
tionary). The name de Perci is in the Doomsday Book, land owner.
William de Perci and brother Serlo assisted in the Conquest of Eng-
Susan Maria Vaile^ (Caroline^ , Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Aug. 8,
172 BRYANT GENEALOGY
1852, Washington Co., Penna.; m. Feb 10, 1876, Charles
Edwin Cort, who was b. Mar. i, 1841, in Monogahela City,
Pa. ; d. Aug. 3, 1903. He was the son of Jacob Cort and Jane
Mary Carson, dau. of Andrew Carson and Ruth Clayton.
698. I. Belle Cort, b. Aug. 6, 1877; m. Abner Shirk+
699. II. Caroline Vaile Cort, b. Oct. 14, 1879; m. Mortimer
Muraine. Graduate of Huron High School,
Huron, S. D., and Huron College, S. D.
Child, 955a, Thomas Edwin, b. July 7, 1913.
700. III. Jane Mary Cort, b. Mar. 14, 1883; m. Harry Len-
701. IV. Edwin Gallatin Cort, b. Sept. 2, 1885; graduated
from Huron High School, also graduated in
191 1 from the State Agricultural CoUege at
Ames, Iowa. He is a professor in college at
Browns Valley, Minn.
702. V. Joseph Clayton Cort, b. Dec. 3, 1887; graduated at
Huron High School, is now (1913) a senior at
Iowa State College at Ames, Iowa. He re-
mained from college long enough to preempt
a homestead near Caton, S. D.
703. VI. Ruth Helen Cort, b. June 10, 1892, in Huron, S. D.
Mrs. Cort was educated in the common schools. She is a person
of much energy and decision of character. Having been left a
widow while her children were still young, she used to the best pos-
sible advantage the means at her command to educate five of her
six children through high school and coUege. She is very active
and efl&cient in the duties of her church.
Charles Edwin Cort, fourth child and second son of Jacob and
Jane M. Cort, was educated in the pubHc schools of Monongahela
City, Pennsylvania, and went to Illinois with the family and was
one of the lads who made it possible to go on a farm, care for and
provide for the family. He was on the farm until August of 1862,
when, at the call of the President for 600,000 men, he went to the
front and joined Company H, of the Ninty-second IlHnois Volun-
teers, under Colonel Smith D. Atkins. They crossed the Ohio
River at Covington, Kentucky, and came home by way of Balti-
more, Maryland, having been through Kentucky, Tennessee,
EIGHTH GENERATION 173
Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.
The regiment was mounted when out eighteen months and they
were "From Atlanta to the Sea" with General Kilpatrick. Charles
Edwin was in constant and continuous service, having never been
in the hospital or off duty. The regiment reached Chicago July 2,
1865, and the boys arrived at home for the Fourth. They were
mustered out the latter part of July at Chicago, and Charles, Hke
a large majority of the regiment, returned to the farm. The
family, who had Hved in Lee County, Illinois, from March, 1855,
removed in 1867 to Ogle County, near Rochelle.
Captain Cort, besides his career as a soldier in the Civil War, had
charge of Company F, Second Regiment, Illinois National Guards.
He was an early settler in Dakota before it was a state, and was
a member of the convention that framed its constitution. He was
elected on the issue of a prohibitory clause, in the new constitution,
helped to adopt it, and also to accept it at the polls. He was
active in local affairs of the new state, especially in organizing
churches and schools, being called the father of the first Presby-
terian Church in St. Lawrence, South Dakota, and was one of its
first elders. He was an able, fearless, and upright man, and died
full of faith and hope.
Anna Eliza Vaile^ (Caroline^ , Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Apr. 13, 1854; d.
May 23, 191 1, of paralysis, living only two days; m. May 2,
1903, at Portland, Ore., David Byron Hall, who was b. May
28, 1852, at Bridgetown, Nova Scotia; son of Edward Fellows
Hall and Hannah Tupper.
Mrs. HaU was for many years a successful primary teacher,
holding a state certificate. She was also a teacher of physical
culture. She lectured on Pschycology in several of the cities on
the Pacific Coast, and is the author of several booklets on Physical
Culture and kindred subjects. She was assistant editor of a
magazine entitled "We." She traveled extensively. Residence,
Los Angeles, California.
Emma Caroline Vaile^ (Caroline^ , Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Mar. 13,
174 BRYANT GENEALOGY
1864; m. Feb. 9, 1884, Eugene L. Cole, son of Van Rensellaer
Cole, who was the son of Abraham Cole. The mother of
Eugene L. was Abigail Wilson, dau. of Kady Wilson, who was
son of Peter Wilson of Horseneck, Conn., a soldier of the War
of the Revolution.
704. I. Willard George Cole, b. Oct. 17, 1886; electrician.
705. II. Frederick Gallatin Cole, b. Aug. 26, 1890; in cloth-
ing house, Centralia, 111.
Mrs. Emma Vaile Cole possesses more than ordinary artistic
ability. She is not only an expert amateur with the brush, but this
rare ability is shown in the industry of the home. Her needle-
work is of the finest, she having received an Illinois state diploma
for fancy embroidery. The artistic quality of her literary talent is
shown in her productions for the local clubs. Mrs. Cole is a mem-
ber of the First Presbyterian Church of Rochelle and served as
president of the Woman's Aid Society of the church. She is a
member of the order of Eastern Star and, a charter member of the
Rochelle Chapter of the society of the Daughters of the American
Revolution. Residence, RocheUe, Illinois. Cole, also Colle, is
an ancient family name — found in Doomsday Book as holding land
in England in time of William the Conqueror.
Edward Leonard Vaile^ (Caroline^ , Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter CorneHsse,^ Cornells^), b. Nov. 4,
1868, Rochelle, 111.; m. June 5, 1899, ^-t Ann Arbor, Mich.,
Maude Eggert, who was b. Feb. 28, 1877, dau. of Augustus
Charles Eggert, son of Henry Eggert and Theresa Thomas, dau.
of Anne Haine.
706. I. Edward Leonard Vaile, Jr., b. Oct. 23, 1900, in
Dr. Vaile graduated from the High School in 1887, and from the
commercial department of Knox College in 1888. He attended the
Northwestern University of Chicago, and graduated irom the Ann
ANNA VAILE HALL
EIGHTH GENERATION 175
Arbor Dental College in 1897. He is a member of the First Presby-
terian Church of Rochelle; served as trustee and as leader of choir.
In politics Dr. Vaile was a RepubHcan until the Third Party
movement. He is now an ardent adherent of the Progressive pol-
icies. He is a member of the Masonic order (Horicon Lodge num-
ber 244), also a member of the Eastern Star (Salome Chapter).
Practicing dentistry, Rochelle, Illinois.
Mrs. Maude E. Vaile graduated from the Jackson (Michigan)
High School in 1894, and had completed the sophomore year at the
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor when her marriage to Dr.
Vaile occurred in 1899. She Med the office of state vice-president
of Woman's Clubs for one term, was president of the Rochelle
Woman's Club for two years. She is a member of Salome Chapter
of Eastern Star. Has served as secretary of the chapter for eight
Mary Duyckinck Cooper^ (Charles^ , Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. July 2,
1862; d. Mar. 20, 1894; m. Apr. 20, 1887, Frank M. Ctjm-
MiNGS, M. D., who d. Mar , 191 2. Mary D. Cooper was
a graduate of Mt. Holyoke, Mass. Seminary.
707. I. CaroHne Seeley Cummings, b. 188-. She graduated
from Vassar College with M. A. degree in
191 1. She is now engaged in teaching in
708. 11. Margaret Duyckinck Cummings, b She
is a student at the Boston Medical College.
Charles Bryant Cooper* (Charles^ , Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Nov. 19,
1864, Babylon, N. Y.; m. Katherine Christie McGrew, who
was b. Feb. 20, 1874, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii. She
was the dau. of John Steynor McGrew and Paidine Gillette.
Res., Honolulu, Hawaii.
176 BRYANT GENEALOGY
709. I. Charles Bryant Cooper, Jr., b. Aug. 7, 1900.
710. II. John McGrew Cooper, b. Oct. 13, 1902.
711. III. Infant.
Dr. Charles Bryant Cooper was educated at Wallkill Academy,
Middletown, New York, and Williston Seminary, Easthampton,
Massachusetts; received his degree of Doctor of Medicine from the
Um'versity of Missouri in 1889. Was president of the Hawaiian
Territorial Medical Society and of the Hawaiian Territorial Board
of Health; surgeon general of the Territory of Hawaii, U. G. H.;
commissioner of public health. Territory of Hawaii. He was the
first delegate in that capacity to attend the American Medical
Association. He has also been attending physician to the Queen's
Hospital, Honolulu, and chief surgeon of the Oahu Railroad. He
was the first Exalted Ruler and District Deputy B. P. 0. E. appoint-
ed in the new possessions in 1900. He belongs to the Masonic
order. Blue Lodge, Royal Arch Masons, Commandery, Shrine, Sons
of American Revolution. He is a great-great-grandson of General
Andrew McMeyers, who was killed at the battle of Germantown.
The following resolution adopted by the Territorial Board of
Health in reference to Dr. Cooper's services will not be amiss in
this place :
"We miss among our members to-day Dr. C. B. Cooper. I
believe I state the unanimous sentiment of the board in expressing
our regret that he decided to retire from a position where he has
been for years an active and positive factor in public health mat-
ters. His record in quietly, economically, and effectively handling
epidemic disease will stand to his lasting credit. His record in
promoting the welfare of the lepers and effective work in enlisting
the practical aid of the federal government in their behalf can not
be forgotten. The support he has given the present president of
the Board of Health is gratefully acknowledged.
"Dr. Mayo made the following statement concerning the work
of Dr. C. B. Cooper, who resigned as a member of the Board of
Health last week after being again confirmed in office by the Hawai-
" 'We all agree, I am sure, with the remarks of the president
appreciative of Dr. Cooper on his retirement from this board. Dr.
Cooper has been so long identified with the conduct of the health
EIGHTH GENERATION 177
affairs of the territory that the board cannot but suffer a distinct
loss by the withdrawal of his ripe experience from our deliberations
" *A year and a half ago Dr. Cooper went East on a mission con-
nected with the leprosy question which is already bearing fruit.
He appeared before the American Medical Association, the great
representative body of our profession, and enhsted their sym-
pathies. He laid the matter before the United States public health
authorities and gained their active co-operation. By his energy
and personal force he made friends for the measure everywhere, who
carried it forward in Congress until a substantial amount was se-
cured for the endowment of a hospital on Molokai for the study of
this disease, with especial reference to its prevention, meHoration,
and cure. Whatever benefits may accrue from this measure — and
I am one of those who believe the benefits will be great and lasting,
both to the unfortunates at the Settlement and to the American peo-
ple at large — the credit belongs to Dr. Cooper.' "
St. Cloud Cooper^ (John^ ? Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,'*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. July 13, 1861, in
Jefferson Tex. ; m. Dora Hudson.
712. I. Charles Hudson Cooper, b. Sept. 10, 1888; he is a
713. II. Lucy Kathryn Cooper, b. Jan. 27, 1891; student.
714. III. ' Dora Cooper, b. Oct. 21, 1892; student.
Maude Cooper^ (John^ , Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Dec. i, 1862, in
Jefferson, Tex. ; m. Eugene W. Brown.
715. I. WiUiam Cooper Brown, b. Nov. 8, 1888; d. Nov. 9,
716. II. Eugene Brown, b. Oct. 29, 1890; a student.
178 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Texana G. Cooper^ (John^ , Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Sept. 25, 1868,
in Carrollton, Mo.; m. W. Stewart Warren Res., Poplar
717. I. Eugene Cooper Warren, b. May 2, 1890; student.
Hattie Scott Cooper^ (John^ , Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Oct. 5, 1873, in
Carrollton, Mo.; m. in 1899; Russel M. Kneisley.
718. I. John Russel Kneisley, b. Jan. 30, 1901; student.
Harry Bryant Cooper^ (John^ [115, Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Oct. 5,
1873, in Carrollton, Mo.; m. Florence Thomas.
719. I. John William Cooper, b. Dec. 4, 1905.
720. II. Harry Bryant Cooper, Jr., b , 1906.
720a. III. Elizabeth Cooper, b , 1909.
Harry Bryant Cooper graduated from the Medical Department
of Kansas City University, Kansas City, Missouri; practiced four
years at Wakenda, Carroll County, Missouri; went to Honolulu,
Hawaii, in December, 1904, where he held a government position as
Inspector of Ships; now (1912), is physician on a sugar plantation
at Aiea, Oaku, Hawaiian Islands, nine miles from Honolulu.
Harriet Bryant^ (Joseph'^ , Simeon,^ David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Oct. 18, i860; m.
Jan. I, 1884, E. S. Irwin. Harriet Bryant taught school for
many years before her marriage. After the birth of her oldest
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child the family removed to Los Angeles, Calif., where Mr. Irwin
engaged in business, being one of the directors of the Los
Angeles Can Company. Res., 1933 E. 2d St., Los Angeles,
721. I. Samuel Bryant Irwin, b. Apr. 22, 1885; m. Waitie
722. II. Ruth Harriett Irwin, b. Nov. 6, 1897.
William Bryant Blackstone^ (Margaret' , Simeon,®
David,^ Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ CorneUs^), b.
Feb. 8, i860; m. Lou Smith, dau. of Rev. J. B. Smith and Re-
becca Mercer. William graduated from Rush Medical College,
Chicago, with degree of M. D. in 1884, with the highest grade
in the class. He was an interne in St. Luke's Hospital the
following year. Since then he has practiced medicine in Fort
Wayne, Ind., and is now a leading speciaUst of that city. Res.,
no W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne, Ind.
723, I. Lillian Belle Blackstone, b. Sept. 10, 1897; an earnest
student, fine musician.
John King Blackstone* (Margaret' , Simeon,® David,*
Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter CorneHsse,^ CorneHs^), b. May 29,
1862; m. Nov. 30, 1893, Ella Judson Hankins, dau. of Albert
Hankins and Ella Thorpe. John King Blackstone gradu-
ated from University of Louisville, Ky., taking the degree of
M. D. in 1885. Since then he has taken post-graduate courses
in Bellevue Medical College, New York; then Polytechnic,
New York; Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital of
Chicago, and Medical College of Cincinnati. He has held the
position of railroad surgeon for the Pennsylvania and Erie
railroads. Res., Crown Point, Ind.
i8o BRYANT GENEALOGY
724 I. . Ella Anita Blackstone, b. Sept. 24, 1894. She is
attending the Crown Point High School and
is a student of music.
Lillian Elizabeth Blackstone^ (Margaret^ , Simeon,^
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse^, Cornelis^), b.
July I, 1870; m. Dec. 31, 1890, Murray Turner, son of David
Turner and Caroline Bissel of Crown Point, Ind.; d. Nov. 21,
1900. Lillian attended the Girl's Classical School in Indiana-
polis, Ind., for one year, after which she attended the Young
Ladies' College at Glendale, Ohio. Graduated in June, 1890.
She was a devoted Christian of the Presbyterian faith. Mr.
Turner is president of the First National Bank at Hammond,
725. I. Margaret Caroline Turner, b. Oct. 24, 1896. A
student at the Girls' School, Kenosha, Wis.
Julia Bryant^ (Elias^ , Simeon,^ David,^ Simeon,''
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornehs^), b. Oct. 7, 1868; m.
Feb. . . , 1901, Hodson Morrow, son of John Thomas Morrow
and Amy Green. John T. Morrow was a native of Dundee,
Scotland, coming to America when a small boy. He is a farm-
er, living a mile south of the old homestead near Hebron, Ind.
Mrs. Morrow is a graduate of the Hebron (Ind.) High School.
Merritt Blake Morrow.
Wendell Bryant Morrow.
Carol Louise Morrow.
Emma Bryant^ (Elias^ , Simeon,^ David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. July 10, 1871; m.
LILLIAN E. TURNER
EIGHTH GENERATION i8i
Aug. 24, 1894, John Melvin Morrow, son of John Morrow.
She attended school at Valparaiso University; afterward taught
5 years. Mr. Morrow was postmaster at Hebron, Ind., twenty-
six years, his wife being assistant postmaster. At the time of
his marriage Mr. Morrow was teacher in high school, at Hebron,
Ind. During the World's Columbia Exposition in Chicago in
1893, Mr. Morrow was sergeant of Company 123 of the guards.
730. I. Helen May Morrow, b. Aug. 2, 1895.
731. II. Ruth Frances Morrow, b. Sept. 15, 1897.
Edmund E. Bryant^ (Elias^ , Simeon,^ David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. May 12, 1877; m.
June, 1904, Eva Gilson.
732. I. Bernice Bryant.
733. II. Margaret Bryant.
734. III. Lucile Bryant.
The mother died when Lucile was an infant. The father returned
to the home of his parents, who have the care of Bernice. The
other children are cared for by relatives. Residence, Hebron,
David A. Fisher^ (Nancy^ , David,^ David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Mar. 13, 1855, in
South East Grove, Lake Co., Ind. He attended the public
schools near his home, and also the high school at Hebron,
Crovm Point, and the Valparaiso Normal. Politics, Republi-
can; religion, Methodist; occupation, farming; m. June 7, 1876,
near Hebron, Ind., Elizabeth L. Bliss, who was b. Apr. 27,
1853, at Corning, Steuben Co., N. Y., dau. of William O. Bliss
and Adelia A. French. They lived a short time in Colorado
Springs, Colo., then came back to Lake Co., Ind., where he has
i82 BRYANT GENEALOGY
followed farming for over 25 years. In 191 2 he moved to
Hebron, leaving his sons, Kenneth and Winfred, to manage
the farm of 595 acres, which was the old Fisher homestead.
735. I. Gemm B. Fisher, b. Jan. 16, 1878; d. July 28, 1878.
736. 11. Kenneth W. Fisher, b. Apr. 6, 1886; m. Edith
DoNOHUE, Sept. 2, 191 1. He attended the
common schools near his home, also Valparaiso
University, and Chicago Business College. He
is occupied as a machinist and farmer. In re-
Hgion, a Methodist. Res., near Hebron, Ind.
737. III. Winfred B. Fisher, b. June 11, 1887; m. Lillie Vol-
Arabella Fisher^ (Nancy^  David,^ David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Sept. 21, 1857, in
South East Grove, Lake Co. , Ind. Attended the public schools,
also high school in Hebron, Crown Point, and Valparaiso Nor-
mal. Religion, Methodist; m. Nov. 29, 1876, at Hebron,
Ind., Charles W. Hayward, who was b. Feb. 19, 1849, at
Ross, Ind., the son of Alfred Haj^ward and Sarah Jane Pierce.
For ten years they lived on a farm near Crown Point, Ind., and
in January, 1887, moved to Santa Barbara, Calif., where they
stiU reside. Mr. Hayward has a large furniture store in Santa
Barbara, and is doing a good business. Religion, Methodist.
Politics, Prohibition. Res., 331 Alisos St., Santa Barbara,
738. I. Alfred W. Hayward, b. Jan. 3, 1878; m. Kathryn
739. 11. Arthur Fisher Hayward, b. Oct. 6, 1881, on the
farm near Ross, Lake Co., Ind., and resided
there with his parents until he was 5 years of
age, when they moved to Santa Barbara, Calif.
He attended the public schools of Santa Bar-
bara until the age of sixteen years, when after
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only a few days of suffering, he was striken
with appendicitis and d. June 15, 1898. He
was a dutiful son, loved and respected by all
his friends and schoolmates. He was a mem-
ber of the Methodist Episcopal Church at the
time of his death.
740. III. Ida May Hayward, b. July 25, 1883; m. Brooks B.
741. IV. Earl Grant Hayward, b. July 23, 1885; m. Fredrica
742. V. Arabella Artha Hayward, b. May 14, 1898, in Santa
Barbara, CaHf . She is at home with her par-
ents, attending the public schools.
Ida E. Fisher^ (Nancy^ , David,^ David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 7, i860, near
Hebron, in Lake Co., Indiana.
Attended the common schools and high school in Hebron, and
Valparaiso College. She taught school for several years, and then
went into the Citizens' Bank, of which her father was president,
holding positions first as assistant cashier and bookkeeper for ten
years; and in 1907 became cashier, which position she still holds.
ReHgion, Congregational for many years, then when her father
went into the United Presbyterian Church, in 1910, she with her
mother went with him, where they still have membership. In
1902 Miss Fisher suggested and was chiefly instrumental in organiz-
ing the Bryant Reunions which have been held in Hebron for nine
years, to the great pleasure of the family. Through Miss Fisher's
efforts many of the records were collected for the Bryant Genealogy.
She remains with her venerable parents, to whom she accords the
deepest filial soUcitude, and she is a loved factor in the religious
and social activities of her home village, even as she is efi&cient and
popular in its business circles. She has enjoyed the advantages of
somewhat extended travel, including two trips to California and
one through the eastern states, where she met with many pleasing
experiences. She is a member of the society of the Daughters of
the American Revolution. She is interested in the cause of mis-
sions. She has educated Fulda Butros, an Egyptian, in Luxor
i84 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Mission School in Egypt, and is now educating another girl in
Cairo Mission College, at a cost of $95.00 a year.
Joseph Allen Bryant, Jr.^ (Joseph^ , David,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. June 6,
1882, in Neosho Co., Kan.; m. Aug. 21, 1903, at Los Angeles,
Calif., Margaret Anderson, b. Feb. 13, 1880, at Omaha, Neb.
743. I. Wilna Bryant, b. Sept. 4, 1905.
744. II. Orah Bryant, b. Feb. 21, 1907.
745. III. Elizabeth Bryant, b. Mar. i, 1908.
Mr. Bryant when eighteen years old went with a lumber company
to Port Elizabeth, Africa, thence crossing the Indian Ocean to
Australia, and from there to San Francisco, CaHfornia, thus making
the circuit of the globe. He located in Los Angeles, where he is in
an extensive laundry business.
Mabel Alberta Doddrirge^ (Orah' , David,^ David,^
Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Sept. 13,
1877, in Hebron, Ind. Moved with her parents to Galva, 111.,
and then to Mentone, Ind. She graduated from the Mentone
High School, studied music in Indianapolis, and is a fine musi-
cian; m. Oct. 18, 1899, at Mentone, Adelbert P. Meredith,
who was b. June 15, 1877, at Mentone, Ind., son of Eli Meredith
and Margaret Frost. Occupation, farmer; religion, Methodist.
Res., Mentone, Ind.
746. I. Frank Doddridge Meredith, b. Oct. 14, 191 1.
Philllp Harrison Doddridge^ (Orah' , David,^ David,^
Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. May 15,
EIGHTH GENERATION 185
1888, in Mentone, Ind. He attended the home schools,
graduated from the La Fayette (Ind.) High School, and was a
student one year in the Purdue University, La Fayette, Ind.,
and Valparaiso University. At present he is assisting his
father in the drug business in Mentone, Ind.
Mathew Mitchell^ (David^ l^ssl, Hannah,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter CorneUsse,^ Cornehs^), b. Sept. 11,
1859, Spencerville, Ohio; m. Jan. 16, 1889, Mary J. Ihirie,
who was b. Mar. 19, i860, in Lisbon, Ind.; dau. of Lake Ihirie
and Marinda Bond. He was a farmer; was of the Baptist
faith, and active in church affairs; in pohtics, a Democrat,
d. June 30, 1 901.
747. I. Robert Ihirie Mitchell, b. Dec. 14, 1890.
748. II. Clarence M. Mitchell, b. Sept. 23, 1892; d. Aug. 27,
749. III. Howard R. Mitchell, b. Nov. 20, 1894.
750. IV. Charles Edwin Mitchell, b. Dec. 19, 1895.
Lettie Mitchell^ (David^ ? Hannah,^ David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ CorneUs^). Received into the
Amanda Church, Feb. 14, 1874; m. Jasper A. McMillan,
Feb. 14, 1889. Res., Waynesfield, Ohio.
William Torrence Mitchell^ (Simeon^ , Hannah,^
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter CorneHsse,^ Cornells^),
1 86 BRYANT GENEALOGY
b. July 15, 1852; m. Ella Jane Gibson of Carthage, Mo.; b.
Mar. 20, 1856. Res., Dayton, Ohio.
Edna Gibson Mitchell, b. July 10, 1879.
Edwin Gibson Mitchell, b. Aug. 24, 1880.
George Ashley Mitchell, b. Sept. 3, 1882.
Kathryn Mitchell, b. July 17, 1884.
Mathew F. Mitchell^ (Simeon'^ , Hannah,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter CorneHsse,^ Cornelis^), b. Nov. 17,
1858; m. Nettie Amanda White of Carthage, Mo. Business,
759. I. Mathew White Mitchell.
760. II. Robert Baxter Mitchell.
761. III. William Deane Mitchell.
Mary Bryant Mitchell^ (Simeon^ , Hannah,® David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Sept. 10,
1864; m. June 26, 1888, Richard Alston Metcalf of Da-
Frances Lettie Mitchell^ (Joseph'' ? Hannah,® David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. July 15,
1858, at Bloomington, 111.; m. Sept. 19, 1877, at Altona, 111.,
to Millard Albert Burrell, who was b. June 16, 1849, in
EIGHTH GENERATION 187
Rock Run Twp., Stevenson Co., 111.; son of Daniel Burrell and
Martha Getterny; occupation, tinner; politics, Republican.
Mrs. Burrell is a member of the United Presbyterian church.
Nancy KLate Mitchell^ (Joseph R.^ , Hannah,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ CorneUs^), b. Sept. 27,
1859, in Altona, 111.; m. Feb. 26, 1880, at Altona, William
Edward Johnson, who was b. Oct. 18, 1851, son of Zopher
Johnson and Elizabeth Janes. In religious faith, Presbyterian.
Res., in Monmouth, 111., 723 E. First Ave.
764. I. Myron Clyde Johnson, b. Jan. 6, 1881; m. Nellie
Edom. They reside at Englewood, Colo.
Child: 868a. I. Melvin Clyde Johnson, b, Sept. 15, 191 1.
765. 11. Joseph Roland Johnson, b. Feb. 9, 1883; employed
with the McCullough Hardware Co., Mon-
766. III. Gertrude C. Johnson, b. Apr. 26, 1885; employed in
ofi&ce of Monmouth Plow Factory.
767. IV. Frances Lettie Johnson, b. Jan. 23, 1890; employed
in ofl&ce of E. B. Colwell Co., Monmouth, 111.
768. V. Carrie Ellen Johnson, b. Mar. 10, 1892; a student in
769. VI. Anna Catharine Johnson, b. Sept. 15, 1894; student
in Monmouth High School.
John Franklin Mitchell^ (John^ , Hannah,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter CorneHsse,^ Cornells^), b. Dec. 23,
1866; m. July 10, 1878, Estella McClandish.
I. Son, 770a, d. in infancy.
770. 11. Charlotte 770b, Mitchell, b. 1892.
770a. III. Bryant 770c, Mitchell, b. 1894.
i88 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Caroline Elizabeth Hover^ (Martha^ , Elizabeth,^
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b.
June 27, 1848, at Lima, Ohio; m. Sept. i, 1870, at Spencerville,
Ohio, Philip Le Masters, who was b. June 10, 1836, in Port
Jefferson, Ohio, son of Luman Walker Le Masters and Nancy
Young. Rev. Philip Le Masters is a clergyman of the Metho-
dist ch. of Spencerville, Ohio; in politics, a Republican.
Mary Eliza Hover^ (Martha^ , Elizabeth,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ CorneHs^), b. Mar. 26,
1854, at Delphos, Ohio; m. Apr. 6, 1875, at Lima, Ohio, Robert
H. Gamble, who was b. Apr. 6, 1849, ^t Winchester, Va., son
of William Gamble and Ruth A. Montgomery. Mr. Gamble
is a civil engineer; in politics, a Republican; in religion, a
Congregationalist; Res., Lima, Ohio.
Agnes L, Gamble, b. May 22, 1876.
Carrie L. Gamble, b. Dec. 9, 1878; m. Hoyt Partch+
Ruth Gamble, b. Jan. 7, 1881.
Martha Gamble, b. Jan. 25, 1883.
John Gamble, b. July 20, 1887.
Charles Alfred Hover^ (Martha^ , Elizabeth,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornehsse,^ Cornehs^), b. Oct. 25,
1856, in Delphos, Ohio; m 1881, Mercy Ellen
Sunderland, dau. of James Sunderland and Jemima Baker.
She was b. Mar. 28, 1855. Mr. Hover is a Methodist, and a
Republican. Res., Lima, Ohio.
393a. I. Mercy Winifred Hover, b. Mar. 1, 1884; m. June
14, 191 1, William Brown.
EIGHTH GENERATION i8g
Kate Pauline Hover^ (Martha^ , Elizabeth,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Apr. 13,
1859, in Delphos, Ohio; m. Nov. 15, 1882, Daniel H. Crites,
son of Jacob Crites and Emeline C. Crimean. In religion,
Methodists; in politics they are Republicans. Res., Elida,
776. I. Harold H. Crites, b. Aug. 7, 1883; m. Apr. 1906,
Hazel Jamison; in politics, a Democrat; in re-
ligion, a Presbyterian.
777. II. Carl Deane Crites, b. Jan. 27, 1887; m. Feb. i, 1907,
Nellie Vernon Williams, who was b. Mar.
13, 1886; d. May i, 1909.
Bryant Graham Hover^ (Martha^ , Elizabeth,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornehus,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Dec. i,
1861, in Delphos, Ohio; m. Nov. 15, 1882, Mercy Naomi Bice,
dau. of William Bice and Tabitha Sunderland. In politics Mr.
Hover is a Republican; in religion, a Methodist. Res., Spencer-
Martha Jane Hover^ (Martha^ , Elizabeth,^ David,^
Simeon,"* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. July 14,
1872; m. Dec. 20, 1894, Frank Austin Hitchcock, son of Dr.
S. A. Hitchcock and Ellen Beck. Res., Hammond, Ind.
778. I. John Vance Hitchcock, b. Mar. 22, 1897.
779. II. Helen Frances Hitchcock, b. Oct. 27, 1899; burned
to death May 17, 1902.
780. HI. Adaline Flora Hitchcock, b. June, 1901.
781. IV. Bryan H. Hitchcock, b. Oct. 12, 1902; d. Feb., 1903.
782. V. Frank Hitchcock, b. Oct. 12, 1902.
iQO BRYANT GENEALOGY
783. VI. Robert Marshall Hitchcock, b. Nov. 4, 1903.
784. VII. Pearl Hitchcock, b. June 23, 1906.
785. VIII. Donald Edwin Hitchcock, b ; d. Mar. 20,
786. IX. Ruth Hitchcock, b. Dec. 17, 1909.
Samuel Alven Post^ (Leonidas^ , Elizabeth,^ David,*
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Nov. 22,
1856; d. Mar. 24, 1899; ^- -^^S- i9> 1880, Sarah Alice Crites,
dau. of Jacob Crites and Emily She was b. in German
Twp., Allen Co., Ohio. Res., near Allentown, Ohio.
787. I. William Stewart Post, b. Oct. 19, 1881; m. Clara
Etta Carey +
788. II. Cora Ethel Post, b. Nov. 22, 1882; m. Alva Bene-
789. III. Louie Crites Post, b. Dec. 10, 1884.
790. IV. Charles Bryant Post, b. Dec. 8, 1888; m. Nona
791. V. Clarence Minor Post, b. Dec. 7, 1892.
Samuel A. Post was a leading citizen of German Township for
many years, a substantial farmer and a representative man. He
was reared on his father's farm and attended the local schools,
where he prepared for college, subsequently entering the Ohio
Normal University at Ada. He spent but one term there on
account of deHcate health, returning to farm work, the outdoor
life suiting him better than the confinement of the schoolroom.
The passing away of Mr. Post in early middle life occurred very
suddenly. He was striken with spinal meningitis and survived the
attack only four days. He was buried in the Allentown Cemetery.
He was the kind of a man to be much missed, both in his household
and in his neighborhood. Honest and upright in all his dealings
with others, he secured friendships and esteem. He was intel-
ligently interested in all public matters in his township and served
for a long time as school director. In poHtics he was a Republican,
and at the time of his death was his party's candidate for township
EIGHTH GENERATION 191
Charles Cyrus Post^ (Leonidas^ , Elizabeth,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Oct. 8,
1858, in Allen Co., Ohio; m. Nov. 19, 1884, at Urbana, Ohio,
Ida E. Crites, who was b. Feb. 22, 1862, at Kempton, Ohio;
d. Mar. 22, 1889. She was the dau. of Isaac Crites and
Elizabeth Ireland. Mr. Post m. (2nd) June 21, 1905, Ette
Martha Post, dau. of Clark C. Post, and Nancy McVay of
Washington, Pa. Res., Spencerville, Ohio.
Children: ist m.
792. I. Claire Bryant Post, b. Aug. 18, 1885 ; m. Jessie Carr4-
793. II. Ida Gertrude Post, b. Mar. 8, 1889; m. Edward L.
794. III. Helen Rebecca Post, b. May 26, 1906.
795. IV. Leonidas Charles Clark Post, b. July 28, 1908.
Charles C. Post was educated in the public school and at the
University of Ada, Ohio. He has always followed farming and
stock-raising, in both of which he has been successful, for now he
resides on a well-kept and well-improved farm of two hundred and
fifty-one acres. He is held in high esteem in the community in
which he has always lived, having held several ofiices of trust.
Etta Martha Post was educated in the Normal School at War-
rensburg, Missouri, and at the State Normal of California, Penn-
sylvania. She taught school five years in Missouri and ten in
Pennsylvania. She was assistant principal of the Carnegie (Penn-
sylvania) School just prior to her marriage.
Edward Grant Post^ (Leonidas^ , Elizabeth,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells,^), b. Sept. 11,
1867, in Allen Co., Ohio; m. Dec. 27, 1886, Jennie Florence
Whetstone. Res., Urbana, Ohio.
796. I. Edna Jane Post, b. Feb. 23, 1888; m. Mar. 20, 191 2,
Evert Russel McClain.
797. II. Adelaide Elizabeth Post, b. Jan. 6, 1890.
798. III. Ruth Post, b. Apr. 8, 1893; m. Nov. 18, 191 2, Samuel
799. IV. Martha Helen Post, b. Sept. 29, 1895; d. Oct. 26,
800. V. Florence Naomi Post, b. Oct. 9, 1897.
The oldest of these children was born in Allen County, Ohio;
the four younger ones were born in Champaign County.
Leonidas Hamline Post, Jr.^ (Leonidas^ , Elizabeth,^
David,^ Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b.
Sept. II, 1875; m. Feb. 20, 1901, Altha Moorman, who was
b. Feb. 28, 1876, at Spencerville, Ohio.
Martha Louise Post, b. Oct. 20, 1903.
Mildred Aleen Post, b. July 16, 1905.
Sarah Jane Post, b. Feb. i, 1907.
Alice Lenora Post, b. Oct. 29, 1908.
Katherine Altha Post, b. Sept. 29, 1910.
Martha Post^ (Adam^ , Elizabeth,^ David,^ Simeon,'*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Aug. 14, 1856, at
Spencerville, Ohio; m. Oct. 24, 1883, at Carthage, Mo., Andrew
Clark Ale, who was b. Nov. 27, 1855, at Bloomsburgh, Pa.,
son of Samuel Ale and Margaret Dildme. Mr. Ale is a farmer.
Res., near Carthage, Mo.
806. I. Grace Ale, b. Dec. 15, 1884.
807. II. Minnie Naomi Ale, b. Sept. 25, 1886.
808. III. Ruth Marguerite Ale, b. Sept. 10, 1891.
Charles Archelaus Post^ (Adam^ , Elizabeth,^ David,^
Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Oct. 20,
EIGHTH GENERATION 193
1857, at Spencerville, Ohio; m. Mar. 4, 1885, Cora Anxetta
Bowman, who was b. Aug. 16, i860, at Bloomburgh, Pa.
809. I. Raymond Archelaus Post, b, Aug. 26, 1893.
810. II. Albert Laurance Post, b. Aug. 18, 1899.
811. III. Cyrus Vernon Post, b. June 28, 1902.
WiNPRED Bryant Post^ (Adam^ , Ehzabeth,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Oct. 19,
1 87 1, Carthage, Mo.; m. Dec. 30, 1896, Elizabeth Eleanor
LuscoMBE, who was b. Nov. 20, 1874, at Carrollton, Mo.; dau.
of Thomas Tennyson Luscombe and Christiana Walker Or-
chard. Mr. Post is a practicing physician at Carthage, Mo.
He is a Republican, and an adherent of the Presbyterian faith.
812. I. Winfred Luscombe Post, b. Nov. 21, 1897.
Ira B. Post^ (Isaac B.^ , Elizabeth,^ David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Oct. 14, 1875; i^-
July 23, 1899, Ida M. Robblns Res., Spencerville, Ohio.
813. I. Stanley Bryant Post, b. Sept , 1903-
814. II. Howard Post, b. May, 1907.
Harold R. Post^ (Charles G.^ , Elizabeth,^ David,^
Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Nov. 7,
1870, Spencerville, Ohio; m. Nov. 22, 1892, Lillian Keith,
who was b. June 10, 1872, at Spencerville, Ohio; dau. of John
Keith and Mary E. Partelle. In politics Mr. Post is a Republi-
can; in religion a Methodist. Res., Haskell, N. J.
194 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Jerome Keith Post, b. Nov. 30, 1893.
John Charles Post, b. Jan. 20, 1896.
Winfred Hixson Post, b. Jan. 11, 1897; d. Mar. 29,
)i8. IV. Frank Partelle Post, b. July 12, 1900.
Vernon Bryant Post^ (Charles Graham^ , Elizabeth,^
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b.
Dec. 23, 1873, Spencerville, Ohio; m. Feb. 4, 1895, at Lima,
Ohio, Alice Hanley, who was b. Jan. 24, 1875, at Delphos,
Ohio; dau. of James Hanley and Hester Martin. Occupation,
dairyman; politics Republican; religion Methodist. Res.,
Laurence Post, b. Dec. 15, 1896; d. Dec. 20, 1896.
Robert Rockwell Post, b. Jan. 4, 1897.
Arthur Corwin Post, b. Jan. 27, 1898; d. Aug. 17,
Helen Martin Post, b. June 13, 1899.
Marion Post, b. June 4, 1901.
Edmund Randolph Bryant, Jr.* (Edmund R.^ , Jacob,^
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ CorneHs^), b.
Feb. 9, 1855, near Bucyrus, Ohio; m. June 27, 1883, Emily
Elizabeth Sweeny, of Hebron, Ind. ; a dau. of David Lyell
Sweeny and Hannah J Edmund Randolph, Jr., moved
with his parents to Bucyrus, Ohio, in 1875, where he went into
business for himself. He remained at this place until the fall
of 1877 when he with his father's family removed to Hebron.
824. I. Lyell S. Bryant, b. Dec. 13, 1884.
825. II. Avis B. Bryant, b. Sept. 24, 1888.
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Both children attended the grades and high school of Hebron.
In 1902 Lyell began working in the printing ofiSce of the Hebron
News. In 1903 he went into partnership with his father in the
retail meat business. Since January, 1905, he has been with
Bryant, Dowd & Company in general merchandise business. He
was elected town clerk of Hebron, Indiana, September, 1910, and
November 7, 1911.
Avis graduated from the Hebron High School, May, 1907. In
1908 she entered the North Western University at Evanston, IIH-
nois. She is a teacher in the high school of Cass City, Michigan.
William Cullen Bryant^ (Edmund R.^ ? Jacob ,^
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b.
June II, 1858; m. Lulu Stansell, who was b. Nevada,
Ohio. Res., Bucyrus, Ohio.
826. I. Beth Bryant, b. May 19, 1889.
Mr. Bryant has followed photography for twenty-five years in
Nevada and Bucyrus, Ohio.
Lulu Bryant^ (Edmund R.^ , Jacob,^ David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Dec. 3, 1859, at
Bucyrus, Ohio, and moved with her parents to Hebron, Ind.,
1878; m. June 15, 1881, Harry J. Sheldon, of Hebron, Ind.,
who was engaged in the lumber business for several years; now
is a builder and contractor.
827. I. Ruby Sheldon, b. Mar. 15, 1882; m. Hal 0. Binyon+
828. II. Berta Sheldon, b. May 30, 1883; m. Jay Baldwin+
828a. HI. Walter Bryant Sheldon, b. Feb. 27, 1892; graduated
from high school in class of 1909, Hebron,
Ind. He is employed as bookkeeper in Mar-
shall Field & Co.'s wholesale house.
196 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Agnew Welsh^ (Margaret J.'^ , Nancy ,^ David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Apr. 11, 1856; m.
July, 1880, Cora E. Houestater, of Huron Co., Ohio.
Res., Ada, Ohio.
829. I. Earl Basil Welsh, b. May 12, 1881; m. Garnet
830. II. Dana Eugene Welsh, b. Aug. 15, 1882, owner of a
drug-store in Ada, Ohio.
831. III. Rhea Madonna Welsh, b. Nov. 17, 1885; for five
years a teacher in Ada pubKc school.
832. IV. Opal Muriel Welsh, b. Oct. i, 1889; m. Dec. 27, 1911,
A. Frank Hixon of Columbus, Ohio; teacher.
833. V. Margaret Agnew Welsh, b. Feb. 9, 1895; graduated
class of 191 2, from Ada, Ohio, High School,
with honors of highest grade of her class.
Mr. Welsh received his early education in the country schools of
his vicinity, and in May, 1875, he went to Mount Union College,
Ohio. He spent the following two years in the normal school of
Ada, Ohio. He taught during the summer vacation one term.
In 1877 he spent nine months as clerk in a clothing house. Early
in 1878 he purchased a bookstore in Ada, Ohio, which he con-
ducted until July, 1881, when he sold it, and purchased the Ada
Record, a local newspaper, which enterprise he has conducted for
more than thirty years. Since early manhood he has been a mem-
ber of the Disciple Church, in which faith his mother was baptized
on July 7, 1850. That rite was performed by her uncle, Joseph
Bryant, who married Dorothy Campbell, sister of Alexander
Campbell, founder of the Disciple Church or Church of Christ.
Mr. Welsh has been soHcited a number of times to run for a county
office but never cared to jeopardize his newspaper, which represents
his Hfe-work, by neglecting it for outside work. He has, however,
served as a member and clerk of the board of education of Ada for
In politics he is a Republican and a "Standpatter" at that; in
religion himself and aU his family save one are members of the
Disciple Church. He is a member of the Masonic, Eastern Star,
and Maccabee orders and enjoys Ufe to the fullest. He has a good
EIGHTH GENERATION 197
home, has traveled from ocean to ocean and from the lakes to the
gulf, and has visited every exposition of note from and including
that at Chicago and ending at Seattle, his family accompanying
him to a majority of them.
The compiler of this Bryant Family History finds the following
compliments upon the Ada Record on the occasion of its thirty-
Nevada News: With its last issue the Ada Record celebrated
its thirty-ninth anniversary. During the greater portion of its
existence the Record has been under the efficient management of
that veteran pubHsher, Mr. Agnew Welsh, recognized as one of
the ablest editors in this part of Ohio. Mr. Welsh publishes a
splendid paper — a journal of both Hterary and news merit — and
by token of many evidences of success we are led to infer that the
good people of Ada appreciate Bro. Welsh's honest efforts to give
them a paper of which they may well be proud.
Findlay Courier: The Ada Record has entered upon the 39th
year of its existence. It is and always has been an exceptionally
good weekly paper. The editor of the Record, Agnew Welsh, is
a good newspaper man, enterprising and progressive, and he gives
his patrons a clean and wholesome paper.
The Arlingtonian : Last week the Ada Record began its 39th
year of pubHcation, having been under its present management
nearly 29 years. To those who know the Record words of praise
are superfluous. No journal in the state shows more painstaking
care both in its Hterary and mechanical features than the Record.
Mr. Welsh has already reared a worthy monument to his memory
when the time shall come to him to be gathered to his fathers, which
time we hope is far in the future.
Bucyrus News-Forum : The Ada Record is bright and Hvely as a
youngster in its earlier years, together with the wisdom and judg-
ment born of experience. For nearly twenty-nine years the paper
has been under the management of the present proprietor, Agnew
Welsh, who has been the right man in the right place and has
achieved well deserved success in his venture.
Margaret Jane Wellman^ (Elizabeth'^ , Nancy ,^
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b.
198 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Sept. 2, 1856, Independence, Iowa; m. James 0. Vincent.
Res., Wood Lake, Neb.
Fred M. Vincent, b. Dec. 2, 1878.
Earl B. Vincent, b. May 21, 1885.
Hugh Ross Vincent, b. Dec. 7, 1893.
Rex Rosemond Vincent, b. Oct. 23, 1900.
Fay D. Agnew^ (David'' , Nancy ,^ David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Dec. 24, 1866; m.
July, 1892, Minnie B. Greenwood. Res., Fairbanks, Iowa.
838. I. Belle M. Agnew.
839. II. Genevieve Agnew.
Jesse Winfield Agnew^ (David,^ , Nancy,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Sept. 9,
1868; m. 1890, Kitty M. Nalbert. He was educated in
Dixon, 111. Res. in Rowley, 111.
840. I. Adah M. Agnew, b
841. II. Park David Agnew, b. 190-.
841a. HI. Jesse M. Agnew, b. 190-.
Alice Elmira Welsh^ (Bryant^ , Jane,^ David,^ Simeon,'^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Jan. i, 1854,
Wyandot, Ohio; m. Oct. 17, 1878, Aaron Moses Holler, who
was b. Aug. 3, 1853, in St. Thomas, Franklin Co., Pa. In
religious faith they are Presbyterian. Mr. Holler is Republican
in politics Res., Apache, Okla.
EIGHTH GENERATION 199
842. I. Ida Bryant Holler, b. Sept. 3, 1879; m. Haldine
843. II. Edna E. Holler, b. June 18, 1882; m. 1910, Joseph
844. III. Avis Margaret Holler, b. Sept. 19, 1893. Nature
endowed her with an unusually fine contralto
voice, which is under training.
Jane Welsh^ (Bryant^ , Jane,^ David,^ Simeon,'' Corne-
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Dec. 25, 1855, in Altona,
III.; m. Sept. 21, 1875, in Lathrop, Mo., William Z. Thompson,
b. Nov. 7, 1846. In industry he follows agriculture and stock-
raising. Resided at Granite, Okla. Present res., Hagerman,
845. I. Ada Ellen Thompson, b. Apr. 16, 1881; m. Oct. 21,
1903, Thomas Laws. Res., Blanchard, Okla.
846. II. Elizabeth Avis Thompson, b. Apr. 16, 1881; m. Lee
West. Res., Alva, Okla; child: 846a. I.
847. III. Charles Bryant Thompson, b. July 19, 1883. Res.,
Hagerman, N. M. Children: 847a. William
Thompson; 847b. Jay Thompson.
Anna Welsh^ (Bryant^ , Jane,^ David,^ Simeon,^ Corne-
lius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Sept. 23, 1861, in
Altona, 111.; m. Apr. 25, 1894, Cecil Woodward Browne, who
was b.Dec. 21, 1859. He was a merchant in Las Vegas, New
Mex. Res., Kansas City, Mo. In politics a Republican; in
religion, a Presbyterian.
848. I. Bryant Welsh Brown, b. June 25, 1896; d. June 27,
200 BRYANT GENEALOGY
849. II. Cecil Bryant Brown, b. Jan. 25, 1898.
850. III. Allen Roland Brown, b. Nov. 18, 1900.
460a. IV. Margaret Constance Brown.
Harry Madison Welsh^ (Bryant^ , Jane,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Sept. 7,
1866; m. June i, 1892, Lilian Mary Bohart of PurceU, Okla.,
dau. of J. C. Bohart of Chickasaw, Okla. She d. Dec. 28, 1901,
in St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City.
851. I. Mary Alice Welsh, b. Jan. 11, 1898.
852. 11. Bryant Madison Welsh, Jr., b. Feb. 7, 1900.
Mrs. Lilian Welsh united with the Christian Church at the age of
thirteen. After their marriage, during their residence in Chicka-
saw, Oklahoma, she was instrumental in organizing the first Chris-
tian Church in the village. Her voice, her presence, and her money
always spoke forth her devotion in no uncertain tones — her eager
faithfulness to her Master's cause. About two months before her
passing away they removed to Apache, Oklahoma, where Mr.
Welsh embarked in the banking business. Mr. Welsh is a member
of the Christian Church, Residence, Lawton, Oklahoma.
Albert Clay Welsh^ (Bryant^ , Jane,^ David,^ Simeon,^
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Nov. 6, 1869; m.
Dec. 14, 1892, Ida Lena Perry of Lathrop, Mo. He is a mer-
chant in Lathrop, Mo., where they have lived for more than
853. I, Helen Clay Welsh, b. Oct, 31, 1893; graduated from
Lathrop High School as valedictorian,
854. II. Emma Margaret Welsh, b. Dec. 7, 1896.
Margaret Bryant Welsh® (Bryant^ , Jane,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornehs^), b. July 13,
ANNA WELSH BROWN
EIGHTH GENERATION 201
1874, Lathrop, Mo.; m. Oct. 21, 1903, Seth Carson George
of Apache, Okla. Res., Medford, Ore.
Virginia Varda George, b. July 24, 1904.
Seth Carson George, Jr., b. Feb. 8, 1906.
Cecil Maurice George, b. Aug. 6, 1908.
Emma Eugene Welsh^ (George^ , Jane,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Sept. 2,
1877; d. 191 1 ; m., in 1897, Thomas Gaddes, M. D., a Cana-
dian. In January, 1901, they removed to Didsbury, Alta.,
Can., where they, with her mother, now reside.
858. I. George William Gaddes, b. July 2, 1902.
859. II. Thomas Bryant Gaddes, b , 1904.
Bryant Welsh Gillespie^ (Hannah^ , Jane,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 26,
1863, in Newman, lU.; m. Laura A. Milan. Occupation,
stock salesman; one of the firm of Stockton, Gillespie, and
Clay of IndianapoHs, Ind. Mr. Gillespie is the possessor of a
fine residence in a suburb of Indianapolis, where the family
860. I. Boyd Milan Gillespie, b. May 21, 1895.
861. II. Bryant Welsh Gillespie, b. Nov. 17, 1897.
LuELLA Jane Gillespie^ (Hannah^ , Jane,^ David,^
Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornehs^), b. Oct. 16,
202 BRYANT GENEALOGY
1866; m. Oliver O. Hockett, July 23, 1895, at Montezuma,
Ind. Dr. Hockett was a physician and surgeon. He d. Feb. 3,
1 90 1. Mrs. Hockett, with her father and son, resides at New-
862. I. J. Maxwell Hockett, b. Nov. 5, 1898.
Pauline W. Gillespie^ (Hannah^ , Jane,^ David,^
Simeon,'^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Aug. 25,
1871; m. Clarence W. Funk.
863. I. Bernadine Funk.
Madison Welsh Stuckey^ (Pauline' , Jane,® David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Jan. 24,
1869; m. June 22, 1890, Kate Ray Daniels.
864. I. Julia Pauline Stuckey, b. Apr. 7, 1896.
Mr. Stuckey at an early age commenced business in his father's
bank at Lexington, Nebraska, and soon became assistant cashier.
He afterwards was cashier of the bank at Eddyville, in the same
state, and later was appointed administrator to settle his father's
estate, assuming the entire management of the bank at Eddyville.
The cares of business weighed heavily upon him. While on a trip
to Denver, Colorado, where he had gone with others on business,
he was taken ill. An operation was performed; he rallied, smiled,
then sank into unconsciousness and died, July 29, 1898.
The Lexington paper said in part: "Madison Stuckey was a
good husband, a kind father, and one of our best citizens. He had
a bright future before him. He had the training and ability which
made him a successful man in business. Warm-hearted and
generous and genial qualities which made him friends wherever he
RUBY STUCKEY EVES
EIGHTH GENERATION 203
Anna Stuckey^ Pauline^ , Jane,^ David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Jan. 28, 1872; m.
Jan. 24, 1891, Benton Maret. Res., 418 15th Ave., Spokane,
865. I. Norma Stuckey Maret, b. Sept. 16, 1894, at Eddy-
Anna Stuckey attended school at Lexington and Clinton colleges
in Missouri, also at Hastings, Nebraska. Her education included
music and painting, and was completed at Clinton. Her husband
was reporter for the Kansas City Times, later assistant cashier in a
bank at Eddyville, Nebraska. He was also private secretary for
Governor Silas A. Holcomb of Nebraska, and held the ofl&ce for two
terms with Governor Holcomb. He is now manager of the Auto-
matic Telephone Company at Lincoln, Nebraska.
Ruby Stuckey^ (Pauline^ , Jane,^ David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Sept. 15, 1876, at
Lexington, Neb. ; m. Edwin S. Eves. Mr. Eves is a publisher.
Res., Spokane, Wash.
Mrs. Eves graduated at Lathrop, Missouri, afterwards attending
a private school where she took up the higher studies with a view
to graduating at Lexington, Missouri. Her art studies included
music and painting. In 1896 and 1897 she assisted as cashier in
her father's bank at Eddyville, Nebraska. After her marriage she
continued the study of music at Lincoln, Nebraska, where she
graduated at the Conservatory of Music. In 1903 she was a
student of William H. Sherwood, pianist, of Chicago, taking post-
Georgia Welsh^ (John B.^ , Jane,^ David,^ Simeon,*
Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Nov. 22, 1874,
near Upper Sandusky, Ohio; m. Walter B. Thompson.
204 BRYANT GENEALOGY
866. I. Christine B. Thompson, b. Nov. 13, 1895.
867. II. John B. Thompson, b. Oct. 26, 1899.
868. III. Wilma C. Thompson, b. Dec. 6, 1903.
After their marriage they resided in Kirksville, Missouri; later
on a farm near Milan, Missouri. In 1900 they entered a claim
upon one hundred and eighty acres of land fifteen miles from Wood-
ward, Oklahoma. They now reside at Shattuck, Oklahoma.
494 NINTH GENERATION
Otto Deforest Bryant^ (DanieP , Robert/ Elias,^
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b.
July 7, 1881; m. July 3, 1904, Grace Stewart, b. Aug. 7, 1883.
869. I. Donald Keith Bryant, b. Apr. 4, 1905.
869a. II. Lois Anna Bryant, b. Dec. 7, 1906.
869b. III. Darwin Dean Bryant, b. Apr. 6, 1909.
869c. IV. Robert Maxwell Bryant, b. June 21, 1886.
Ray Bryant^ (Charles^ , Robert/ Elias,^ David/
Simeon/ Cornelius/ Pieter Cornelisse/ Cornells^), b. Mar. 8,
1883; m. Dec. 31, 1908, Gladys Stewart. Res., Hebron, Ind.
869d. I. Darl Olga Bryant, b. July 13, 1909.
Bertha M. Spittal^ (Luella C.^ , John,^Elias,^ David/
Simeon/ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b
in Chicago, 111. ; m. Franx M. Pierson, who was b. in Chicago.
Res., 200 E. 74th St., Chicago, 111.
870. I. Frank M. Pierson, Jr.
NINTH GENERATION 205
ViOLETTA Pearl Sanger^ (L. W. Sanger^ , Sarah Ann/
Samuel,^ David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^
Cornells^), b. Nov. 2, 1875, near Lowell, Ind.; m. June 29, 1899,
to William Buckley, son of Patrick Buckley.
Itha Ileen Buckley, b. Mar. 30, 1900.
Marguerite Buckley, b. July 29, 1902.
Tracy May Buckley, b. Mar. 12, 1904.
Clara Pearl Buckley, b. Mar. 11, 1907.
Olive Buckley, b. May 23, 1909.
Benjamin Harry Sanger^ (Ross^ , Sarah Ann,^ Samuel,^
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b.
Jan. II, 1867; m. Sept., 1893, Julia A. Wall. Res., South
877. I. Harvey Colvan Sanger, b. Mar. 4, 1896.
878. II. Julia Sanger, b. Oct. 9, 1898.
879. HI. Ross Sanger, b. Feb. 4, 1900.
Edith May Sanger^ (Ross^ , Sarah Ann,^ Samuel,^
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b.
Mar. 21, 1877; m. June 4, 1902, to Charles Sidney Fullmer.
Res., St. Joseph, Mo., Station D.
880. I. Charles Sidney Fulmer, b. Sept. 18, 1904.
881. 11. Regina Bernice Fulmer, b. Dec. 3, 1908.
Della Adelia Rogers^ (Martha^ , Jacob,^ Samuel,^
David,^ Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ CorneHs^), b.
2o6 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Oct. 9, 1873, in Chickasaw Co., Iowa; m. Jan. 25, 1895,
Albert A. Lindley; b. Oct. 2, 1873, at Lebanon, Ind., son
of Samuel L. Lindley, b. Jan. 18, 1852, and Martha Frances
Peters, and grandson of Albert Lindley, who was b. Jan. 16,
1819, and m. Emiline Oct. 26, 1843. Present res.,
882 I. Albert Greer Lindley, b. Feb. 2, 1897.
Elea May Rogers^ (Martha^ , Jacob,^ Samuel,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Dec. 25,
1875, in Chickasaw Co., Iowa; m. Mar. 18, 1896, Loren H.
Bump, son of Loren Romain Bump and Mary E , Douglas,
Kan. He was b. Oct. 6, 1871, at StevenvUle, Pa. Present
home, Wichita, Kan.
883. I. Frances Lorena Bump, b. Feb. 4, 1897.
884. II. Infant son, b. Jan. 24, 1902.
Grace Mildred Tucker^ (Mary^ , Jacob,^ Samuel,^
David,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. July 26,
1878; m. Frank Cagley, Jan. 24, 1895. He is the son of
Frank Cagley. Res., near Nashua, Iowa.
885. I. Gladys Mildred Cagley, b. Jan. 7, 1897.
Martha Frances Tucker^ (Mary^ , Jacob,^ Samuel,^
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornehus,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b.
Apr. 25, 1883; m. Feb. 11, 1907, John Parsons, son of Hiram
Olson Parsons and Eliza Mildred
NINTH GENERATION 207
886. I. Truman Parsons, b. Dec. 23, 1907.
887. II. Dorothy Theodosia Parsons, b. May 2, 1909.
888. Ill, John Henry Parsons, b. Apr. 28, 191 1.
889. IV. Ella Parsons, b. Sept. 12, 191 2.
Marion Elmer Dinwiddie^ (Mary J.* , Hannah,^
Samuel,^ David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^
Cornells^), b. Nov. 18, 1874, at Plum Grove, Lake Co., Ind.;
m. Apr. 20, 1898, Edna Irene Gromann at Crown Point, Ind.,
dau. of Henry Gromann and Henretta C. Sasse and great grand-
daughter of Dr. Charles Gromann of Brunswick, one of the
early settlers of Lake Co., Ind. She was b. Dec. 14, 1876.
891. I. Eleanor Dinwiddie, b, Aug. 10, 1899.
Marion E. Dinwiddie received a good common school educa-
tion, which was supplemented by a commercial course at the
Northern Indiana Business College at Valparaiso. In February,
1895, he obtained a position as clerk in the State Bank of Lowell;
in November of the same year he accepted a position with Amos
Allman & Sons, abstractors, at Crown Point, which position he held
until August, 1900. He then formed a partnership with Herman
E. Sasse, and purchased the abstract business of Morton and
Griggs. He is now engaged in the abstract, real estate and insur-
ance business in Crown Point, Indiana. He united with the First
Presbyterian Church of Crown Point in 1897, and for over five
years has been superintendent of the Sunday school, and for two
years an elder in the church.
Joseph Perkins Dinwiddie^ (Mary J.^ , Hannah,'
Samuel,^ David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^
Cornells^), b. Feb. 3, 1876, at Plum Grove, Lake Co., Ind.;
m. Feb. 3, 1897, at Lowell, Ind., Alice Ermina Shurte, b.
2o8 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Sept. 12, 1 8 — , at Lowell, Ind., dau. of John Shurte and Helen
Marion Drury. Occupation, farming; politics Republican.
Res., Lowell, Lake Co., Ind.
892. L Lawrence Keith Dinwiddle, b. Aug. 3, 1897.
893. II. Maxine Drury Dinwiddle, b. May 19, 191 1.
Maude Snyder^ (Elura^ , Jane,^ Samuel D.,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornehs^), b. Aug. 9,
1880, in Kansas; m. Jan. 31, 1897, at Chandler, Okla., F T.
894. I, Mary Eunice Wisley, b. Sept. 28, 1897.
895. II. Everett T. Wisley, b. Nov. 16, 1898.
896. Ill, Roy Oscar Wisley, b. Sept. 12, 1903.
Sylvanus Cooper Gambell^ (Jobn,^ , Catherine,^
Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Corne-
lls^), b. Mar. 8, 1863, near Winfield, Iowa; d. May 22, 1898;
m. Nellie Webster of Rhodes, Iowa.
897. I. Margaret Gambell, b. Apr. 13, 1897, on St. Lawrence
Island; d. May 22, 1898.
Sylvanus Gambell was a student at Ames, Iowa, during the early
part of the decade of 1 880-1 890. He received his B. S. degree in
1886 from Iowa Agricultural College. R. L. Kirkpatrick, of the
faculty, stated that he was considered one of the best bontanists
in the state. He took an active part in the religious activities of
the college; was also interested in military drill, having taken extra
work in that line, and at the time of graduation was captain of
Mr. Gambell was sent out accompanied by his wife in 1894 as a
missionary to the native Eskimos at St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.
This school was then the farthest west of any over which the
NINTH GENERATION 209
American flag floated. The island lies almost within the Arctic
Circle, and is nearly destitute of vegetation. In the fall of 1897
they returned to their home in Iowa. In January of 1898 Mr.
Gambell was sent by the United States government to take charge
of the school for white children at Juneau. Two months later
came back to Iowa for his wife and child. They took passage on
the Jane Grey, and sailed from Seattle, ninety miles off Cape Flat-
tery, a heavy gale was encountered during which the schooner
sprung aleak and sank early Sabbath morning May 22, 1898.
Thirty- two of the passengers including Mr. and Mrs. Gambell and
child were lost. The crew offered an opportunity to Mrs. Gambell
to be rescued, but she preferred to share her husband's fate. The
Youth's Companion published a series of articles in 1900 relating
the adventures of these missionaries who were the first to carry
the gospel to these far-away people.
Anna Gamble^ (John^ , Catherine,^ Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 19,
1865; m. July 1, 1885, Rev. James Butter, a native of Scotland
and a graduate of Aberdeen, Scotland. He was pastor of
Presbyterian ch. at Winfield, Iowa, from 1884 to 1888; for sev-
eral years has been located at Phillipsburg and Culberton,
Mont. Now located at Florence, Neb. Mrs. Butter was
president of the Synodical Society of the Presbyterian ch. of
Iowa. Res., Phillipsburg, Mont.
898. I. Donald Butter, b. July, 1886.
899. II. Margaret Jean Butter, b. July, 1887. She was a
graduate of Montana State Normal. She
sailed Aug., 1908, for Germany for a year's
study. Afterward taught in Nebraska.
900. III. Marion Butter, b. Oct., 1889; d. Dec, 1890.
901. IV. John Gamble Butter, b. Jan., 1895.
Herbert Fulton Gambell^ (John^ , Catherine,^ Mary,®
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b.
2IO BRYANT GENEALOGY
June lo, 1868; m. Berdean Fraker of Arkansas; m. (2nd)
Helen Swain of Osage, Iowa. He was assistant postmaster
at Winfield, Iowa, 1889. He was for several years in the U. S.
postal service at Tacoma, Wash., and held such position at
Manila, P. I., for several years; now (191 2) has position in
postal department at Washington, D. C. Res. Winfield,
Francis Harvey Gambell^ (John^ , Catherine,^ Mary,^
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ ComeHs^), b.
Apr. 3, 1870; m. Oct. 15, 1902, Helen Mabelle Fernstrom,
who was b. Oct. 15, 1875, dau. of Charles Fernstrom and Ma-
belle Evans of Lone Tree, Iowa.
902. I. Francis Fernstrom Gambell, b. July 20, 1903.
903. II. John C. Gambell, b. Mar. 19, 1906.
904. HI. George Fernstrom Gambell, b. July 14, 1909.
905. IV. William Bryant Gambell, b. Jan. 29, 191 1.
Mr. Gambell is a graduate of the Keokuk (Iowa) Medical
College. He made a trip to Europe in 1895. He was United
States government physician and teacher to the Eskimos at
Unilaklik, west coast of Alaska, and had charge of the government
reindeer station at Eaton from 1895 to 1901. He is at present
practicing medicine at Thief River Falls, Minn.
Catharine Gamble^ (John^ , Catherine,^ Mary,''
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b.
Sept. 9, 1872; m. Jerome L. Rawhouser, who was at one
time a druggist of Lone Tree, Iowa; later studied medicine
at the Keokuk (Iowa) Medical College from which he gradu-
ated. Now (1910) located in Cassville, Mo.
906. I. Anna Rawhouser, b. June , 1896.
907. II. John Gambell Rawhouser, b. Sept , 1899.
908. III. Jerome Leon Rawhouser, b. Aug, 15, 1908.
NINTH GENERATION 211
Elizabeth Gamble® (John^ , Catharine/ Mary,*
David/ Simeon/ Cornelius/ Pieter Cornelisse/ Cornelis^),
b. Oct. 25, 1876; m. Fred C. Berks at Phillipsburg, Mont.,
where they reside. She is a soprano singer of more than
George Edwin Berks, b, Apr., 1901.
Margaret Elizabeth Berks, b. July 29, 1902.
Carlisle Berks, b. Dec. 4, 1903.
Harvey C. Gamble® (Leroy^ , Catherine/ Mary/
David/ Simeon/ Cornelius/ Pieter Cornelisse/ Cornells^), b.
Feb. 15, 1870; m. Oct. 2, 1900, Minnle Foster of Bay Saint
Louis, Miss., dau. of Rev. William Foster. Mr. Gamble is a
915. I. Cecil Gamble, b. Feb. 15, 1903.
916. II. Russell Gamble, b. Jan. 6, 1906.
917. III. Harvey Gamble, b. Feb. 29, 1908.
Edwin R. Gamble® (Leroy^ , Catherine,^ Mary,^ David/
Simeon/ Cornelius/ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Aug. 11,
1876; m. Jan. 2, 1902, in Salt Lake City, Utah, May Viglenny,
dau. of Viglenny and Simpkins. Res., Indian-
ola, Iowa. Occupation, electrician and carpenter.
918. I. Raymond Gamble, b. Nov. 11, 1902.
919. II. Walter Gamble, b. Mar. 4, 1904.
920. HI. Edwin Gamble, Jr., b. Jan. 13, 1906.
921. IV. Mildred Gamble, b. Jan. 17, 1908.
212 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Caroline Gamble^ (Leroy^ , Catharine/ Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Aug. 28,
1879; m. Lewis E. Hawes, Sept. 17, 1905, in El Paso, Tex.
She was formerly a teacher in the public schools of Indianola.
Res., Bisbee, Ariz.
Charles Oscar Gamble^ (Charles White^ , Catharine,^
Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,* CorneUus,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Corne-
lis^), b. Jan. i, 1875; m. Mary Alma Hewett, Jan. 8, 1902.
He is a graduate of the Winfield (Iowa) High School. Attend-
ed Parsons College; served as bugler in the First Regt., Colora-
do Volunteers in the late Spanish War; was present at the
siege of Manila, and claims the honor of being the first man
who entered the fort. He later took part in the campaigns
against the Filippinos. He and his family live on the Harvey
Gamble homestead near Winfield, Iowa.
922. 1. Raymond Leroy Gamble, b. Oct. 2, 1904.
923. 11. Janet Lavinia Gamble, b. July 14, 1909.
Martha Jane Smith^ (Adaline^ , Jane,^ Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Apr. 29,
1867; m. Frank White of East Liverpool, Ohio.
John Vance White, b. Mar. 22, 1897.
Helen Frances White, b. Oct. 27, 1899; burned to
death May 17, 1902.
Adaline Flora White, b. June . ., 1901.
Bryan H. White, b. Oct. 12, 1902.
Frank White, twins, b. Oct. 12, 1902; d. Feb., 1903.
Robert Marshall White, b. Nov. 4, 1903.
Pearl White, b. June 23, 1906.
Donald Edwin White, b ; d. Mar. 20, 1909.
Ruth White, b. Dec. 17, 1909.
CLARRIET A. RIDGEWAY
NINTH GENERATION 213
Lulu N. Smith^ (Adeline^ , Jane/ Mary,® David,^
Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Dec. i,
1873; m. George Kurfiss, Nov. . ., 1900.
933. I. John Earl Kurfiss, b. Oct. 26, 1903.
933a. II. Hattie Odessa Kurfiss, b. July 11, 1906.
Jennie Franc Lindly^ (Clarriet^ , Jane,^ Mary,® David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Oct. 27,
1867; m. William Bailey Ridgeway, Jan. 25, 1899. He was
the son of James Lindsay Ridgeway and Mary Adaline Bailey
and was born at Eldora, Iowa, Dec. 8, 1872; d. Oct. 23, 1907,
at Little Rock, Ark., while on a business trip in that state.
He was a graduate m law from the State University of Iowa.
Res., Winfield, Iowa.
934. 1. PhiKp Lindly Ridgeway, b. Dec. 30, 1899; d. Aug.
934a. II. Clarriet Adaline Ridgeway, b. Oct. 16, 1907.
934b. III. Wilma Jenevieve Ridgeway, b. Oct. 16, 1907.
Leanna Jane McVay^ (Mary^ , Jane,'^ Mary,® David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Dec. 10,
1869, in Prosperity, Pa.; d. Apr. 11, 1909; m. Oct. 12, 1893,
Charles Donaldson, son of Robert Donaldson and Rachel
Walker. In politics Mr. Donaldson is a Democrat; in religion a
Presbyterian. Res., Buffalo, Pa.
935. I. Mary Ethel Donaldson, b. Sept. 13, 1894.
Priscilla D. McVay^ (Mary^ , Jane,'^ Mary,® David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Dec. 8,
214 BRYANT GENEALOGY
i87i;d. Jan. 25, i9ii;m. Sept. 15, 1896, John Calvin French,
b. July 14, 1874, son of John Calvin French and Savilla Vaile.
Rev. J. C. French is pastor of the First Presbyterian ch. of
Frenchtown, N. J He is a graduate of Washington and Jeffer-
son College and of the Theological Department of Princeton
University, New Jersey.
936. I. Leanna May French, b. May 9, 1902.
Thomas Franklin McVay^ (Mary^ , Jane,"^ Mary,^
David,^ Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b.
Apr. 3, 1874; m. Mar. 28, 1900, Josephine Bell, dau. of Rob-
ert Bell and Mary Jane McLeary. In politics a Republican;
religion, Presbyterian; occupation, farming. Res., Prosperity,
937. I. Robert McVay, b. July 29, 1902.
938. II. Demas Lindly McVay, b. Apr. 5, 1905.
Mary Frances Kelley^ (Jane^ , Jane,^ Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ Pieter CorneHsse,^ Cornehs^), b. Oct. 8,
1875; m. Feb. 19, 1902, Henry Roach. Res., PhiUipsburg, Kan.
939. I. Raymond Roach, b , 1902.
940. 11. Harold Vivian Roach, b. Oct. 25, 1904.
Margaret Elizabeth Day^ (Morris,^ , Elizabeth,^
Mary,^ David,^ Simeon,* Cornehus,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Corne-
lis^), b. Nov. 26, 1871, in Goodell, Iowa; m. Feb. 21, 1894,
Frederick P. Skow, b. Apr. 24, 1868, in Hadersleben, Sles-
wick-Holstein, Germany; son of Mads Skow and Caroline
NINTH GENERATION 215
Freese. Religion, Lutheran; politics, Democratic. Res.,
Watertown, S. Dak.
941. I. Dora Lavinia Skew, b. Nov. 27, 1894.
942. II. Margaret Daisy Skow, b. Oct. 19, 1905.
EsTELLA Dell Day^ (Morris^ [307J, Elizabeth, Mary,**
David,^ Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b.
Feb. 5, 1875; m. J^ly ^5? 1896, at Klemme, Iowa, Hans Nissen,
b. Apr. 12, 1873, son of Nis Nissen and Catherine Elizabeth
Ell. Rev. Nissen is pastor of the Methodist Church of Hay-
warden, S. Dak. In politics he is a Prohibitionist. Mrs. Nissen
is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mary Ethel Nissen, b. May 19, 1897; d. July 5, 1897.
Harold Sebastine Nissen, b. Apr. 19, 1898.
Charles Donald Nissen, b. Aug. 27, 1899.
Catherine Alice Nissen, b. Nov. 28, 1900.
Walter Raymond Nissen, b. Feb. 11, 1902.
Ida Alice Day^ (Morris^ , Elizabeth,^ Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,'* Cornelius,' Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Apr. 30,
1877, ^t Ellemme, Iowa; m. Dec. 28, 1898, John Baum-
GAERTNER, b. Dcc. 27, 1872, SOU of John Baumgaertucr and
Justine Grau. Occupation, hotel proprietor; in politics a
Republican; in religion, Methodists. Res., Garner, Iowa.
948. I. Daughter, b. Oct. 29, 1899; d. in infancy.
949. II. Donna Estella Baumgaertner, b. July 6, 1901.
950. III. John Morris Baumgaertner, b. Sept. 24, 1907.
RoscoE Vaile Braiden^ (Clara^ ? Caroline,^ Mary,^
David,^ Simeon,* CorneUus,^ Pieter CorneHsse,^ CorneHs^), b.
21 6 BRYANT GENEALOGY
May 7, i888; in Rochelle, 111.; m. Anna Geealdine Allen,
who was b. Jan. 3, 1888; dau. of Ira W. Allen and Mary Denry.
951. I. Miles Joseph Braiden, b. Oct. 10, 1908.
952. II. Robert James Braiden, b. Oct. 13, 1909.
953. III. Ruth Marion Braiden, b. Oct. 12, 1910.
Roscoe was educated in the Rochelle Public School, attended
Gambler Military Academy, was within a few months of graduating
when the buildings were burned and the academy closed. He then
attended the University of Chicago. He is now conducting the ice
business of RocheUe. He is a member of the First Presbyterian
Church of Rochelle, IlHnois. In poHtics a Progressive Republican.
Belle Cort^ (Susan^ , Caroline,'^ Mary,^ David,^
Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Aug. 6,
1877, at RocheUe, 111.; m. Oct. 24, 1900, in Huron, S. Dak.,
Abner Shdik, son of Michael Shirk (name originally Scherrick)
and Fianna Burge. He was b. Aug. 19, 1866, at McAllister-
954. I. Edwin Cort Shirk, b. Dec. 29, 1903, at Atlantic^
955. 11. Richard Alvin Shirk, b. Feb. 20, 1906, at Canton,
Mrs. Shirk graduated from Huron High School in 1896, and from
Huron College in 1899. Mr. Shirk graduated from Dana's Musical
Institute of Warren, Ohio, in 1898, and completed a business course
at McAllister, Pennsylvania. He is a musician. Mr. and Mrs.
Shirk are members of the Presybterian Church. Mrs. Shirk is a
member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Resi-
dence, De Kalb, Illinois.
Jane Mary Cort^ (Susan^ , Caroline,^ Mary,^ David,
Simeon,* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b. Mar. 14
NINTH GENERATION 217
1883, in Rochelle, 111.; m. Harry Lenhart, Oct., 1905.
Jane Mary is a graduate of Huron (S. Dak.) High School and of
956. I. John Henry Lenhart, b. Oct. 22, 1908.
Samuel Bryant Irwin^ (Harriett^ , Joseph,'' Simeon,^
David,^ Simeon,'* Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornehsse,^ Cornelis^), b.
Apr. 27, 1885; m. June 26, 1907, Waitie McDonald. Samuel
is in the employ of the Home Telephone Company of Los
957. I. Helen Waitie Irwin, b. Feb. 19, 1909.
Winered B. Fisher^ (Davis A.^ , Nancy,^ David,^
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b.
June II, 1887. On his seventeenth birthday, June 11, 1904,
he m. LiLLiE Volkee, dau. of William Volkee and Corrilla
Rich. Res., near Hebron, Ind. Occupation, farmer; religion,
958. I. David W. Fisher, b. May 5, 1905.
959. II. Charlotte Fisher, b. June 20, 1907.
960. III. Gilbert Fisher, b. Nov. 25, 1908.
Alfred W. Hayward^ (Arabella^ , Nancy,^ David,^
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^), b.
Jan. 3, 1878, near Merrillville, Lake Co., Ind.; m. Feb. 7, 1905,
Kathryn Isabella Mullen. His parents when he was one
year and a half old moved to the farm where his father was born
near Ross, Lake Co., Ind., and resided there until he was nine
years old, when he with his parents moved to Santa Barbara,
2i8 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Calif., where he has lived 25 years He attended high school
and business college at Santa Barbara, Calif. He is in business
with his father — furniture and upholstery. Religion, Metho-
dist; poUtics, RepubHcan. Res., 1414 Laguna St., Santa
961. I. Alfreda Isabella Hayward, b. Apr. i, 1906.
962. II. Roland Fisher Hayward, b. Jan. 9, 1908.
963. III. Earl Bryant Hayward, b. Oct. 14, 1909.
Ida May Hayward^ (Arabella^ , Nancy,^ David,^
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornelis^, b.
July 25, 1883, on the farm near Ross, Lake Co., Ind., and re-
sided there with her parents until she was three years of age,
when she with them went to Santa Barbara, Calif. She.
graduated from the Santa Barbara High School in 1902; m.
Brooks B. Brentner, Dec. 29, 1903, who was the son of L. L.
964. I. Charles Wilfred Brentner, b. Jan. 9, 1907.
They were living in Oakland, California, at the time of the
earthquake in San Francisco in 1906. Shortly afterwards they
went back to Santa Barbara where they lived for two years, moving
to Los Angeles, where they bought a home and now reside. Relig-
Mr. Brentner is in the automobile business; politics, Republican.
Residence, 148 West 48 Street, Los Angeles, California.
Earl Grant Hayward^ (Arabella^ , Nancy,^ David,^
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter CorneHsse,^ Cornells^),
b. July 23, 1885, on the farm near Ross, Lake Co., Ind., and
resided there with his parents until he was a year and a half
old, when he moved to Santa Barbara, Calif., with his parents
where he still resides. He attended the Santa Barbara High
NINTH GENERATION 219
School and helped his father in the furniture business. Re-
ligion, Methodist; politics, Republican; m. Fredrica Dorothy
Meyer, Sept. 11, 1907, dau. of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Meyer, of
Denver, Colo. Mr. Meyer is U. S. Senator and ex-governor of
Colorado. Earl is in the automobile business, and has a large
garage in Santa Barbara.
965. I. William Wheeler Hayward, b. Mar. 31, 1909.
Carrie L. Gamble^ (Mary  Eliza,^ Martha,^ Elizabeth,^
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b.
Dec. 9, 1878; m. July, 1908, Hoyt Partch.
966. I. Mary Partch, b. Oct. 28, 1909; d. Dec. 22, 1909.
967. II. Robert Carleton Partch, b. Oct. 25, 1910.
William Stewart Post^ (SamueP , Leonidas,^ Eliza-
beth,^ David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Corne-
lls^), b. Oct. 19, 1881, in AUen Co., Ohio; m. Feb. 23, 1900
Clara Etta Carey of Shawnee Twp., Allen Co., Ohio.
968. I. Helen Carey Post, b. Jan. 17, 1902.
969. II. Alvin Donald Post, b. Aug. 31, 1908.
Cora Ethel Post^ (SamueP , Leonidas,^ Elizabeth,^
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b.
Nov. 22, 1882; m. Alva Benedum of German Twp., Allen Co.,
970. I. Ruth Evelyn Benedum, b. Dec. 2, 1903.
971. II. Marguerite Post Benedum, b. July 28, 191 1.
220 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Claire Bryant Post^ (Charles C.^ , Leonidas H./
Elizabeth,^ David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^
Cornells^), b. Aug. 18, 1885; m. Oct. 17, 1907, Jessie Carr.
Res., Alberta, Canada.
972. I. John Post.
973. II. Mary Post.
Gertrude Post^ (Charles C.^ , Leonidas H.,^ Eliza-
beth,^ David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cor-
nehs^), b. Mar. 8, 1889; m. June 19, 191 2, Edward L. Baxter.
She was educated at the Lutheran College in Lima, Ohio, with
the exception of the senior year, which was taken at Front
Ruby Sheldon^ (Lulu^ , Edmund R.,^ Jacob,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b. Mar. 15,
1882; graduated from Hebron High School May 22, 1900; m.
July 7, 1904, Hal O. Binyon, city salesman for Kimball Brick
Co., Chicago. Res., 2535 Kimball Ave., Chicago.
974. I. John Sheldon Binyon, b. June 11, 1905; d. Nov. 2,
1906, in Chicago, 111.
975. 11. Arline Binyon, b. Sept. 23, 1906.
976. III. Hal O. Binyon, Jr., b. Aug. 2, 1909.
Berta Sheldon^ (Lulu^ , Edmund Randolph,'^ Jacob,^
David,^ Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornells^), b.
May 30, 1883; m. Jan. 8, 1902, Jay Baldwin of Leroy, Ind.,
who was in the mercantile business. Res., Hebron, Ind.
NINTH GENERATION 221
977. I. Richard S. Baldwin, b. Sept. 3, 1905.
978. II. Mary Elizabeth Baldwin, b. July 16, 191 1.
Ida Bryant Holler^ (Alice E.^ , Bryant/ Jane,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornehsse,^ Cornelis^), b. Sept. 3,
1879, in Peabody, Kan.; m. Aug. 14, 1901, at Colorado Springs,
Haldine Roland Stealy, who was b. Sept. 14, 1876, at Pea-
body, Kan., son of Amos Stealy and Katharine Seitz. Ida B.
Holler graduated from the Peabody High School in 1898.
Res., Peabody, Kan.
979. I. Kirk Holler Stealy, b. Oct. 18, 1902.
980. II. Elva Stealy, b. July 4, 1910.
Edna E. Holler^ (Alice E.^ , Bryant,'^ Jane,^ David,^
Simeon,^ Cornelius,^ Pieter Cornelisse,^ Cornehs^), b. June 18,
1882, Peabody, Kan.; m , 1910, Joseph McLean. She
graduated from the Peabody (Kan.) High School.
981. I. William Robert McLean.
NEW JERSEY BRYANTS
The following data was collected by W. B. Stout, of New-
ark, New Jersey, from New Jersey records of Bryants who
from names and places of residences seem to have a common
ancestry with David, 1756 (37). We publish this data hop-
ing that the other branches will take up at once the collecting
and preserving of much valuable data which will otherwise be
TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS, WESTFIELD CEMETERY
Andrew Briant, b. 1714; d. 1750, in 36th year of age.
John Briant, b. 1739; d. Oct. 26, 1801, in 626. year of age.
David Briant, b. 1756; d. Mar. 29, 1813, in 57th year of age.
Sarah Briant, b. Oct. 19, 1785; wife of Andrew; d. Feb. 2, 1856;
age 70 years, 3 months, 13 days.
Andrew Briant, son of John and Abigail Briant, b. Jan. 25, 1770;
d. Feb. 13, 1844; age 74 years and 19 days.
Mary, dau. of John and Abigail Briant, b. 1765; d. Oct. 8, 1775,
in loth year.
Mary, dau. of Andrew and Sarah Briant, b. Nov. 7, 1798; d. Apr.
19, 1828; age 29 years, 5 months and 12 days.
CONNECTICUT FARMS (N. J.) CEMETERY
Isaac H. Briant, b. 1798; d. Mar. 22, 1855, age 57.
[From the Newark News of Dec. 4, 1912.]
WILLIAM H. BRIANT
"Summit, N. J., Dec. 4. — William H. Briant, who was one of
the early settlers of the city and had held several official positions,
died late yesterday afternoon at his home, 84 Springfield Avenue, in
NEW JERSEY BRYANTS 223
the Huntly section. He had lived in that part of the city all his
"The cause of death was hardening of the arteries and the in-
firmities of age. Briant's Pond took its name from Mr. Briant.
"The funeral will be held at his home Friday afternoon at 2
o'clock. Rev. William S. Coeyman, pastor of the East Summit
Chapel, will officiate. Interment will be in the Presbyterian Ceme-
" Mr, Briant was eighty-five years old. Fifteen years ago he was
acting road master of the city and he held the position of freeholder
sixteen years, retiring twelve years ago. For many years he was a
justice of the peace.
"For many years, too, he had been superintendent of the Spring-
field Methodist Sunday school and was actively connected with the
church of that denomination.
"Mr. Briant leaves a widow and two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth
Richardson, of Newark, and Mrs. Harriet A. Smith, of New York,
as well as two stepsons, George F. Vreeland, a former mayor of the
city, and Harry Vreeland, of the firm of Vreeland & Vought. He
also leaves five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He
was the last to survive of a family of eight."
SPRINGFIELD (N. J.) TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS
Simeon Bryant, d. June 25, 1784, in 74th year,
Hannah Bryant, wife of Simeon, d. Apr, 7, 1785, in 67th year of
age, (Evidently parents of following three children:)
Hannah, dau. of Simeon and Hannah Bryant, b. 1741; d. Feb.
20, 1803, in 6 2d year.
Rachel Ross, dau. of Simeon and Hannah Bryant, b. 1749; d.
Sept, 14, 1810, in 6ist year,
Simeon Bryant, b. 1760; d. Sept. 28, 183 1, in 71st year,
Mary, wife of Simeon Bryant, b, Feb. 14, 1766; d. Aug, 22, 1856.
Cloe, dau, of Simeon and Mary Bryant, d, Dec, 12, 1786; age 4
weeks, 3 days,
Nancy, dau, of Simeon and Mary Bryant, d, Apr, 13, 1798; age
I year, 2 months, 14 days.
Jacob, son of Simeon and Mary Bryant, d. Jan. 5, 1803; age 2
years, 9 months.
224 BRYANT GENEALOGY
REPORT OF COMMISSION ON PUBLIC RECORDS OF NEW
JERSEY FILED AT STATE HOUSE
Hannah Briant, 1 776-1 780. , 16 . .
Simeon Briant, 1776-1780 462 11
Inventory of losses by depredation of English troops, dated
Springfield, N. J., May 11, 1789:
Same £ s.
Benjamin Briant, 1780 11 5
Dated Connecticut Farms, N. J.
HISTORY OF MORRIS AND SUSSEX COUNTIES
Johannis Briant emigrated from Holland about 1690 and settled
at Springfield, N. J. Had son Andrew, b, 1737 (seems improbable),
in Essex County. Andrew had son John who was b. in Essex
County; m. Mary Agnes of Long Island. John had son Lewis, b.
Mt. Freedom, ; m. Phoebe Hedden (who was b. 18 10; d.
Sept. 14, 1888), d. Oct. 14, 1879.
William 0., b. Aug., 1828; d. Dec. 11, 1832.
Mary A., b. Feb., 1830; d. Dec. i, 1832.
Sarah A., b. Nov. 20, 1832; m. Geo. Cummings.
Nancy T., b. June 13, 1837; m. Mahlon Stockman.
Thomas E., b ; d. young.
Phoebe E., b. Aug. 12, 1843; m. Geo. W. Skillborn.
Stephen F. Briant, m. AmeHa Bailey; had children:
Mary E., m. Ernest Lawrence.
Matilda T., m. Jefferson Cooley.
Emma L., m. Frank Pool.
FIRST SETTLERS OF NEWTON TOWNSHIP, OLD GLOU-
CESTER, BY CLEMENT (N. Y. P. L.).
Thomas Briant, b. at Shippenwarden, Northampshire, England,
in 1665; d. 1733; m. Rebecca Collins, who d. 1743. They owned an
estate near Mt. Holly, Burlington Co. Children were:
NEW JERSEY BRYANTS 225
Elizabeth, m. Daniel Harris.
Sarah, m. John Fennimore.
Benjamin, m. Sarah Kay.
HEADSTONES IN CHURCHYARD OF PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH, MT. FREEDOM, N. Y.
Andrew Briant, b. 1737; d. July 4, 1821, in his 84th year.
Rachel, wife of Andrew, b. 1744; d. Mar. 28, 1829, in her 85th
Rev. Jacob, b. 1780; d. July 5, 1846, in his 66th year.
John, b. Mar. 10, 1764; d. Oct. 21, 1835; age 71 years and 21
Mary, wife of John, d. May 30, 1835, 58 years, 7 months, 11 days.
Phebe Ann, wife of Samuel, d. May 6, 1844; age 26.
Isaac C, son of EKas and Electa, b. 1826; d. Apr. 12, 1842; age 18.
Orsemus O., son of Samuel and Elizabeth, d. Feb. 6, 1830; age i
year, 6 months.
Mary CaroHne, dau. of S. 0. and E., d. Aug. i, 1839; age 7
Thomas E., son of Lewis and Phebe, d. Nov. 25, 1816; age 6 years
and 7 months.
Mary A., dau. of Lewis and Phebe, d. Dec. i, 1832, 2 years and
William O., son of Lewis and Phebe; d. Dec. 11, 1832; 4 years
and 9 months.
EARLY GERMANS OF NEW JERSEY
Peggy Bryant, m. Samuel Van Atta abt. 1815; p. 540.
Joseph Bryant, m. Naomi Beavers about 1830; p. 260.
Hannah Bryant, b. 1786; d. 1828; was ist wife of Jonah Horton,
Polly Bryant was 2nd wife of Robt. Skinner, who was b. 1777,
Warren Co.; p. 497.
EUzabeth M. Bryant, dau. of Isaac, m. John Corwin, who was b.
1787; d. 1859; Hved at Chester.
Sally Y. Briant, m. Lewis Nicholas, July 16, 1814; p. 454.
226 BRYANT GENEALOGY
John Briant, m. Mary Ayers (b. Oct. 19, 1776); p. 244.
Elias Bryant, b. Aug. 30, 1770; m. Phebe Ann Dickerson, b.
Nov. 10, 1772. Children were:
Rachel, m. Samuel Lawrence.
Sarah, m Nicholas.
Daniel C, m. Eliza Carroll.
Samuel C, m. (ist) Phebe Ann Garrison; m. (2nd) Mehi table
Hannah, m. John Larison.
Samuel, died very young.
*Elizabeth C, m. Samuel Searing.
Nancy, m. Drake Cramer.
*Above information furnished by Alonzo Bryant Searing, son
of Elizabeth Bryant Searing; letter Jan. 4, 191 1.
MORRIS COUNTY, VOL. 2, P. 565
Samuel C. Bryant, son of Elias Bryant and Phebe Ann Dickenson,
was b. 1808 at Ironia, N. J., on original Bryant tract. He m.
Phebe Garrison; d. 1866. Children were :
Dorastus L., b. Apr. i, 1840, at Succasunna; m. 1866 to Caroline
EUza M., m. M. B. Carrel.
Augustus S., m. Alice Coates.
Anna P., m. H. H. Jowett.
Dora L., m. Dolph De Hanne.
VERBALLY BY ANNA A. PENNINGTON, JUNE 13, 1911.
Samuel O. Briant and wife Jane Cory Briant, lived at Mend-
ham, N. J. He died about 1866-1867. Was a judge and fre-
quently went to Morristown, N. J.
Children were, in order of age:
Sarah, m Babbitt.
NEW JERSEY BRYANTS 227
Adeline, m. Jos. Ballentine.
Letitia, m. Alva Day.
Helen, m Wood; went to Oakland, Calif.
TUTTLES, MORRIS COUNTY, ANNALS
Mrs. Rachel Briant (1797-1807) d. Feb. 6, 1858; was member, one
of 35, of Presbyterian Ch., Rockaway, N. J.
Essex County, N. J., Marriage Records. Court House, Newark
Rev. Peter Bryant — Eliza Stites, both of EHzabeth^own, July 2,
Sarah Bryant — Joseph Haisey, 3rd, Feb. 4, 1796.
Betsy Briant — Stephen Townley, Jan. (or Feb.), 1806.
Sarah Briant — Uzal Crane, Aug. 3, 1806.
John Briant — Betsy Parson, May 2, 1806.
Aaron Briant — Betsy Sears, Jan. 5, 1807.
John Searin — Betsy Briant, Feb. 16, 1807.
Hannah Briant — John Parkhurst, Jan. (or Feb.), 1815.
Elizabeth Briant — Darling Beach (both of Newark), Mar. 15,
John Briant — Peggy Wade, Mar. 12, 1816.
Thos. Briant — Mary F. Ross, July 28, 1816.
(Rev. Thos. Pierson, Westfield)
Gideon S. Briant of Chatham to Mary Garthwait of Connecticut
Farms, N. J., Mar. 13, 1810.
Isaac H. Briant of Newark, to Mary Smith of Connecticut Farms,
June 3, 1818.
Mary A. Briant of Springfield to Jonathan Cory of Westfield, Jan.
Jane Briant of Springfield to Amos Keeler of New York, Nov. 23,
Betsy Bryant to Jerry Woodruff, Westfield, Jan. 20, 1822.
John Briant to Clarissa Tucker, New Providence, N. J., Oct. 3, 1824.
Mary Briant of Springfield to Apollos Stites of New Brunswick,
N. J., Jan. 29, 1825.
Mary Briant of Springfield to David Kissam of Springfield, Dec.
228 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Mrs. Polly Briant of Westfield to Ithamar Bonnel of Springfield,
June 4, 1825.
Hannah S. Briant to John H. Baker, both of Springfield, Nov. 13,
Samuel Briant to Sarah Marsh, both of Westfield, Apr. 20, 1828.
Nancy D. Briant to Ephriam D. Cramer, both of Randolph Twp.,
Morris Co., N. J., Feb. 12, 1834.
The will of William Bryant, Sr., Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., N. J.,
includes the following names:
Daughter May, 1
Daughter Ann, Y unmarried at this date.
Grandson William Forster.
Grandson Ralph Hunt, the son of my dau. EHzabeth.
Granddaughter Mary, dau. of my son John.
Granddaughter Charity, dau. of my dau. Elizabeth.
April 7, 1786.
Three Sons, Executors.
Rachel Bryant b. Aug. 15, 1758; m. Mar. i, 1783, James
Stout, lived at Chester, Morris Co., N. J.; died after 1815
(date uncertain — data concerning her and ancestry desired) .
Mary, b. Sept. 28, 1783; d. Feb. 8, 1856; m. Robert Woodruff.
Thomas Bryant, Sr., b. Oct. 14, 1785; d. July 14, 1861; m.
Hannah, b. Sept. 18, 1787; d. 1828 or 1829; m. Luther Norris.
EHza, b. Sept. 29, 1789; d. July 11, 1864; m. John Cooper.
Sarah, b. Dec. 5, 1791.
Charles T., b. Mar. i, 1793; d. Aug. 17, 1849°; m. Margaret
John, b. Jan. 26, 1795.
VAN WINKLE ANCESTRY 229
James, b. Feb. 2, 1796.
Rachel, b. Dec. 20, 1798; d ; m. Nicholas Quimby.
Jane, b. Feb. i, 1801; d. Aug. 29, 1852; m. Jacob Emmons.
Warren Bryant Stout's ancestor is Thomas Bryant, Sr. Data
of the above parentage of Rachel wanted. A dau. of Charles
T. Stout, m. Geo. J. Warren Keifer, Springfield, Ohio, who was
speaker of the house for many years. Still a member of Congress.
The above contributed by Warren B. Stout, South Orange,
William Bryant, Sr.
Hopewell, N. J. Feb. 10, 1742.
Daughters, Sarah, Ann, Elizabeth, AlHes (Alice?). Above daughters
must have been married at this date, for next mentioned is given
as Mary, single.
Dec. 20, 1732.
Daughter Joyce Terrill.
Granddaughter Johannah Terrill.
Granddaughter Hilyard Terrill.
THE WALING-VAN WINKLE ANCESTRY
The coat of arms of Pier Wahchs appears on a document dated
July 8, 1455, the original copy being on file in the manuscript divi-
sion of the Konenklijke Bibhotheek at The Hague, a copy being in
the Raabhuis at Winkel. Arms: Of gold, a chevron of red, accom-
panied with three leaves of holly sinister, with stems downward.
On June 3, 162 1, the great Dutch West India Company was
incorporated, subject to the States General of Holland. Trading
posts were established on Manhattan Island and along the Hudson
River for traffic with the Indians in furs and peltry. For the pur-
pose of forming permanent settlements a charter was granted by
the company, giving special privileges "to such as should within
four years plant a colony of fifty adults in any part of New Nether-
land other than Manhattan Island." They were to be recog-
230 BRYANT GENEALOGY
nized and acknowledged as patroons and were to have absolute title
in perpetuity to the lands within their grants. These grants might
extend sixteen miles along one bank of a navigable stream, or half
that distance on each side, reaching back indefinitely, "so far into
the country as the situation of the occupiers will permit." Under
this offer of patronage, KilHan Van Rensalaer in 1629 secured a
tract above and below Fort Orange (Albany) on both sides of the
Hudson River called Rensalaerwyk. In 1630 ten settlers sailed
for his colony. In 1634 Jacob Albertz Planck was made schout and
he at once began the distribution of farms among the new colonisits.
Of those who came early to Rensalaerwyk were Symon Wahchs and
CorneUus Maessen. Symon's farm was located on Papscanee
Island which he occupied until May i, 1647. O^i October 3, 1636,
Van Rensalaer wrote: "These two farmers who have been very
helpful to me, namely Cornelius Maessen and Symon WaUchs,
you will give a fair choice of the men who are coming." From the
numerous allusions made in the Rensalaer papers to those who had
been employed by Symon Walichs, we must esteem him to have
been a personage of considerable importance in the new colony.
On October 7, 1648, he agreed to buy Pieter Van DerUnden's
plantation on Manhattan Island, but was killed by the Indians
near Paulis Hook at Pavonia (now Jersey City), March, 1649.
Jacob Waligh or Walingen (from whom the Van Winkle family
is descended) made at least two voyages between Holland and this
country before he settled permanently here, for the Dutch church
at Hoorn, Holland, disclosed, that between September 25 and Decem-
ber 18, 1633, the following "have come over with certificate from
other churches to our congregation: Symon Walingen of New
Netherland, Jacob WaUngen of New Netherland," proving that they
must have resided in New Netherland long enough to have become
established; to have united with the church and to be entitled to
a certificate of dismissal, accorded only to members in good and
regular standing. Jacob again sailed from Hoorn in 1634, arriving
at New Amsterdam in June, 1635, in ship King David. The
family of Jacob Waligh were residents of that part of North Hol-
land, at or near the town of Winkle. This town is located one and
a half miles southwest of MedenbHck, eleven miles northeast of
Alkmaar and about fifteen miles northwest of Hoorn.
Among the early inhabitants of this village of Winkle was the
family of Walich. They were extensive land owners, as in 1326
VAN WINKLE ANCESTRY 231
one section of the dykes was designated as Walichsdyke, the cus-
tom being to give to the. dykes the names of the owners of the lands
they bounded. Records of 16 10 show that the church of Winkle
had acquired a tract of land of Peter Walig. The names Waligs,
Walichs, Walinghs and Walighs appear interchangeably in the
records at Winkle apparently as the transcriber chose to write it.
The records show that the Walings were property owners in Winkle
in the twelfth century and were residents there in the fourteenth
and seventeenth centuries, which fact fully explains and verifies
the origin of the name "Van Winkle" according to the system of
nomenclature in vogue at that time. ''Van" signifies "/row" or
"0/" Winkle (place of residence); as, "Jacob Van Winkle," Jacob
from Winkel (Holland). In early times a person might have, in
addition to his given name, a name determined upon because of
some physical or personal characteristic of the individual, or occu-
pation, place of birth or residence. After a time an affix or sufl&x
to the father's name became the custom and a generally adopted
system in Holland. The terminations "s," "se," "sen," were
added to the father's name and became the patronymic, thus
indicating the line of descent. These different suffixes have the
same meaning, signifying ^^ child of;^^ thus Symon Jacobse would
indicate Symon son of Jacob, Cornelisse son of Cornells. This
custom was not continued in America except in the early days, but
the native place, or place from whence they came, gave the surname
to many emigrants from Holland, as "Van Hoorn"/row Room, a
town in Holland, "Van Ripen," /row Ripen, ''Van Winkle," etc.
In the female line the given name of the daughters was that of a
near relative with/g added, meaning diminutive.
Jacob WaHgh or Walingen (from whom the Bryants trace their
descent) came to America prior to 1633; the exact date of his first
arrival is not known; he, however, was among the first settlers of
New Netherlands. He settled in 1636 on a farm at Rensalaerwyk.
He returned to Manhattan October i, 1650. He was elected one
of "r/?e Twelve Men,''' the first representative official body within
the limits of New York and New Jersey. He led a movement to
establish a settlement on the Connecticut River, but abandoned the
project because of opposition of the English. On October 23, 1654,
he secured a grant of land at Pavonia (now Jersey City, New
Jersey). In 1664 Carteret issued a deed confirming all existing
property rights. The deed in confirmation of the Walingen grant
232 BRYANT GENEALOGY
describes the property as follows : "Beginning at a stake on the edge
of New York Bay and from said stake running north 27°, 27' west,
64 chains, 74 links to a stake between two cedar bushes at the edge
of Newark Bay, thence south 46° 30' west, 10 chains and 30 links
along said Bay to a stake, thence south 27° 30' east, 60 chains and
20 Hnks to a stake standing by the edge of York Bay, on the
easterly side of a small creek and thence northeasterly along said
York Bay as it runs to the place of beginning."
In 1655 the inhabitants of Pavonia were driven from their homes
and their property destroyed by the Indians. Through the efforts
of Governor Stuyvesant peace was finally secured and some of the
colonists returned to their ruined homes, among whom was Jacob
WaHngen. No record of date of marriage of Jacob Walingen has
been found, although in the old Dutch church records of New
Amsterdam of 1647 appear the names of Jacob Wahngen and wife
Trintje. Jacob WaHngen died in the early part of the year 1657,
leaving a widow, "Trintje Jacobs," and six minor children, three
boys and tWee girls, as follows:
Maritje Jacobs, married Pieter Jansen Slot, Feburary 2, 1663.
Waling Jacobse, baptized October 10, 1650; married Catharina
Michelse (Vreeland), March 15, 1671.
Grietje Jacobse, married Ehas Michelse (Vreeland), August 30,
Jacob Jacobse, baptized October 10, 1650; married Adeltje
Daniels, November 14, 1675; married (2nd) Grietje Hendrickse
Hellingh, March 26, 1693.
Symon Jacobse, bap. July 24, 1653; married Annatje Arianse
(Sip) Dec. 15, 1675.
Annatje Jacobse, bap. January 2, 1656; married Johannis
Steymets, Nov. 30, 1676.
The name of Van Winkle had now become attached to the
family (although some branches retained the name of Waling or
Symon Jacobse Van Winkle, son of Jacob Walingen and
Trintje Jacobs, who was born 1653, and had wife Annatje Arianse
Sip, had daughter Marguerite, born Nov. 4, 1676, who mar-
ried (ist) Martin Winne, Oct. 30, 1697; (2nd) Cornelius Brey-
ANT, Dec. 7, 1700. This Cornelius Breyant^ was the son of
VAN WINKLE ANCESTRY 233
Pieter Cornelisse Breyant,^ son of Cornells.^ He was the father
of Simeon Bryant,^ who was the father of David Bryant^ born
1756 (No. 37). Although we have some knowledge of the Walings
from the fourteenth century, we can give a connected Hne only
from Jacob WaHngen as follows: Jacob Walingen^ and Trintje
Jacobs, Symon Jacobse Van Winkle^ and Annatje Arianse Sip,
Marguerite Van Winkle^ and Cornelius Breyant, Simeon Bryant*
and Hannah Searing, David Bryant'' and Catherine Woolley.
Bergen or Pavonia (now Jersey City and vicinity) as it was orig-
inally called, where our ancestor Jacob WaHngen lived, was the
first permanent organized settlement in New Jersey. His sons Wal-
ing and Symon settled upon the Acquackenonck grant (now
Hackensack, Passaic, Paterson and vicinity). Jacob the second
son remained at Bergen, where some of the descendants still reside.
We are indebted to Mr. Daniel Van Winkle of Jersey City, New
Jersey, for this history of the Van Winkle family. Mr. Van Winkle
was exceedingly generous in giving the correspondent information
that he had spent many years in procuring and we extend to him
our sincere gratitude.
The Bryant family probably were among those who sought
refuge from religious persecution by emigrating to Holland and
while sojourning there were united in marriage with the WaUinghs
and Van Winkels, who became ancestors of the American family.
We believe this infusion of Holland ancestry is shown in the char-
acteristics of the descendants, for the American Bryant family has
ever been ready to lead in the van of civilization; fearless in the
face of danger, and exhibiting the sturdy qualities which led them
to break the soil and till the broad acres which came into their
possession. Holding the love of God pre-eminent, they estab-
lished and maintained houses of worship wherever their lot was
cast. The term Dutch, from the Anglo-Saxon "Theod," means
people or "folks." They are described by John Fiske in his "The
Dutch and Quaker Colonies in America," pubKshed in 1900, as
"men of stalwart frame, indomitable in fight, at home upon the
wave, venturesome, fond ot good cheer, fierce sticklers for Hberty,
of strong individuahty, and prone to do their own thinking."
Before the end of the eighth century the Hollanders were a
Christian people. At the close of the Middle Ages the civihzation
of the Netherlands had assumed a more modern type than in any
other part of Europe. The great Florentine historian, Guic-
234 BRYANT GENEALOGY
ciardini, whose testimony is of the highest value, assures us that in
his day, or before 1540, even the peasants in Holland could com-
monly read and write their own language. State archives of Hol-
land show that free schools supported by public taxes were the sub-
ject of legislation at various times during the sixteenth century.
Erasmus, born in Rotterdam, 1467, through his translation of the
scriptures made The Netherlands a center of bibHcal scholarship.
During the sixteenth century the bible was nowhere else so generally
read by the common people.
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL
Trenton, May 24, 1913.
// is Certified, That the records of this office show that Jacob
WooLLEY served as a Private, in the Essex County, New Jersey,
Militia; enlisted March i, 1777, for the war, as a Drummer in
Captain Silas Howell's Company, First Battalion, Second Estab-
lishment, New Jersey Continental Line ; took part in an engagement
at Short Hills, New Jersey, June 26, 1777, in the battle of Brandy-
wine, Delaware, September 11, 1777, in the battle of White Horse
Tavern, Pennsylvania, September 27, 1777, and in the battle of
Germantown, Pennsylvania, October 4, 1777; reduced to Private,
November i, 1777; transferred to Captain John Flahaven's Com-
pany, November 30, 1777; promoted Fifer March i, 1778; Drum-
mer, April I, 1778; took part in the battle of Monmouth, New
Jersey, June 28, 1778; enlisted as Drummer, Captain Aaron Ogden's
Company, February i, 1779; reduced to Private, September 30,
1779; served with the company and battalion in Brigadier General
WilUam Maxwell's New Jersey Brigade, Major General John
Sullivan's Division, Continental Army, in the campaign against
the Six Nations in Western Pennsylvania and Western New York,
May II to November 5, 1779; took part in the battles of Newtown
and Chemung, New York, August 29, 1779; took part in the battle
of Connecticut Farms, New Jersey, June 7, 1780, and in the battle
of Springfield, New Jersey, June 23, 1780; transferred, as Private,
with Captain Aaron Ogden's Company, to First Regiment, New
Jersey Continental Line, January i, 1781; transferred to Captain
Jonathan Forman's Company, same regiment, August i, 1781;
WOOLLEY AND WOODRUFF ANCESTRY 235
served with the company and regiment in the Second Brigade
(Colonel Elias Dayton commanding), Major General Benjamin
Lincoln's Division, Continental Army, in the Virginia Campaign
and siege of Yorktown, Virginia, April to October, 1781; took part
in the battle of Yorktown, Virginia, October 6 to 19, 1 781, and was
present at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis, October 19, 1781;
Private, Captain Alexander Mitchell's Company, New Jersey
Regiment, March i, 1783; served until the close of the Revolu-
W. F. Sadler, Jr.
[seal] The Adjutant General.
WOOLLEY AND WOODRUFF ANCESTRY
Catherine Woolley, the wife of David Bryant, number
37, page 31, was the daughter of
Abraham Woolley^ of Springfield, N. J., and Catherine
Woodruff, his wife, whose children, so far as known to us, were;
1. Abraham Woolley, born 1755, married Rhoda Mary
Roll, parents of Maj. Abram Roll Woolley (Note
i) and grandparents of Mr. Charles Woodruff
Woolley of Buffalo, New York, who has made
extensive research on the Woolley family.
II. Jacob Woolley, born 1757, married Hannah Thompson.
HI. Sarah Woolley, born 1759; died 1823; married Joseph
Denman (who died 1819) as his fourth wife.
IV. Catherine Woolley, born about 1761; married David
Abraham Woolley, Sr.,^ was the son of Jacob Woolley,^
who served in the war of Revolution. (See record.) Grand-
son of Abraham,^ great grandson of John,^ and great great
grandson of Robert Woolley^ (Note 2), who married Anne Wood-
ruff, a daughter of our emigrant ancestor John Woodruff^ of
Lynn, Massachusetts, and Southampton, Long Island. John
Woodruff^ "the elder," in September, 1665, recorded the sale
of his house to Robert Woolley, husband of his sister Anne, page
30 (Note 3).
236 BRYANT GENEALOGY
Catherine Woodruef, wife of Abraham Woolley, who was
the mother of Catherine Woolley, wife of David Bryant, died
at the home of her grandson Joseph Bryant at Owl Creek near
Claysville, Washington County, Pennsylvania (probably
buried at Claysville). She is said by descendants to have
lived to be 106 years old. We have been unable to obtain the
exact date of her birth or death. We leave it to be verified
later. (See Foreword.) The David Bryant number 37 and
Catherine Woolley Bryant descendants have the following
Woodruff line of ancestry :
Thomas Woodrove,^ whose name appears 1508 on the rec-
ords of the town of Fordwich, Eng., was the "trusted envoy of
the town" of Fordwich. In 1539 he was Jurat (Judge and
Legislator or Magistrate and Municipal Councillor) and sat
with his brother Magistrates in the Court at Fordwich to
arrange for conveying to some favored friends of the king a
portion of the possessions and estates captured in the wars.
He died 1552. His son,
William Woodroffe,^ is recorded as a Jurat of Fordwich in
1579 and was also a "Key Keeper of the Town Chest, a very
honorable ofhce conferred upon the two best men of the
Liberty" (Borough). He died in 1587. The eldest son of
William Woodroffe was
Robert Woodroffe^ of Fordwich who married in 1573
Alice Russell of Northgate. He is on record as a Jurat, and a
Churchwarden in 1584; and died in 161 1. His eldest son was
John Woodroffe,^ born in 1574 at Fordwich, "On reaching
Man's estate took up his residence at Northgate where his
uncle William Russell was Churchwarden." In 1601 he mar-
ried Elizabeth Cartwright. His will dated September, 161 1,
was proved in October, 161 1, mentions his wife Elizabeth
and his young and only son John. The will was witnessed by
"John Gozmur," evidently a friend of the family and who, as
the times were so stormy, very shortly became the legal pro-
tector of the widow and son, for on October 21, 161 1, Eliza-
beth Woodruffe, and John Gosmore, both of the parish of St.
Mary, Northgate, were married, page 9 (Note 3). In 1639
WOOLLEY AND WOODRUFF ANCESTRY 237
or 1640 they were among the settlers of Southampton, Long
Island, as was also the son,
John Woodrutf,^ "The Emigrant," born in 1604 at North-
gate, England, with his wife Anne whom he married in England,
and their baby John were living in the Gosmer household.
This John^ (b. 1637), the first American ancestor of the New
Jersey Woodruffs, page 20 (Note 3), was the father of Anne
who married Robert WooUey as mentioned in Woolley record
page 235, Elizabeth, who married a Mr. Dayton, and what has
proved a most complicated genealogical problem, two sons
named John, both of whom lived to manhood and added to the
complication by giving to their children duplicate names.
John^ "The Emigrant," being "weak in body," page 23 (see
Note 3), made his will May 4, 1670, which was proved on the
first day of the following month, in which he names his "wife
Anne Woodruff," "eldest son John of Elizabeth Town,"
daughters Anne, and Elizabeth, and "My youngest son John
Woodruff." The inventory of his estate shows that for the
times he was a man of wealth and refinement, and from the
requirements at that time of the important and difficult post
of Impounder to which he was elected, it may be inferred
that he was upright, of sound judgment, and, generally of a
character and standing that commanded the confidence and
respect of all in the community. The unusual proceeding of
giving a second son the name borne by an elder brother who
was stiU living seems to be accounted for by the fact that John
Gosmer having lost his only son Richard in 1649-50, page 31
(Note 3), legally adopted his stepson John Woodruff, born
1604, "who hath lived with me from a child," and the parents
in appreciation and love they bore for the adopted father,
John Gosmer, who was as well the stepfather, named the second
son John after John Gosmer. The Bryants derive their
descent from John "the elder," who was baptized in 1637, in
the Parish of Sturry, in Kent, England. He doubtless accom-
panied his parents from Fordwich to Southampton, Long Is-
land, in 1639 or 1640. At twenty years of age he was on record
as one of the arms-bearing men. He is mentioned as a land-
238 BRYANT GENEALOGY
owner in 1659-60; and about the same time he married Mary,
a daughter of Mr. John Ogden of Southampton. In 1664
his father-in-law gave him the "house and home lot" on
Main Street which Mr. Ogden had bought from his nephew
(or cousin) John Ogden on the latter's departure from
Southampton. Between August 29 and September 7, 1665,
he recorded the sale of his house to Robert Woolley, the hus-
band of his sister Anne, and his land to other fellow towns-
men. He joined his father-in-law, Mr. Ogden, in the emigra-
tion to New Jersey. He owned a large tract of land in Essex
County, New Jersey, near Elizabethtown, which is still known
as Woodruff's Farms. He was a man of distinction in several
important offices as Ensign, High Sheriff, Magistrate. He
held the office of Chief Ranger by appointment of the General
Assembly, December, 1683. He was styled "gent." At
Elizabethtown, New Jersey, on April 27, 1691, when only
fifty-four years old but "in hazard of life," he made his will
and on May 25 it was proved. Following are the children
of John Woodruff and Mary Ogden : John Woodruff, Jonathan
Woodruff, Sarah Woodruff, born January 4, 1600, Hannah
Woodruff, David Woodruff, Joseph Woodruff, Benjamin
Woodruff, Elizabeth Woodruff, Daniel Woodruff. Mr. John
M. Lindly of Winfield, Iowa, and Mr. Charles Woodruff
Woolley of Buffalo, New York, both of whom have diligently
searched the records, make the Catherine Woodruff Woolley
line of descent through Joseph, son of John "the elder," and
next Thomas, son of Joseph, and this Thomas as the father of
Catherine Woodruff Woolley, who was the mother of Catherine
Woolley who married David Bryant (No. 37). This Thomas,
however, must not be mistaken for the Thomas who married
first Mary Cory, and second Rebecca Merry, for he was the
grandson of John "the younger."
Chamber's Encyclopedia states that a reeve in the Saxon
period in England represents the lord of a district, at the folk-
mote (meeting or assembly) of the county; and within his dis-
trict he levied his lord's dues, and performed some of his
judicial functions. A "wood-reeve" was presumably reeve
WOOLLEY AND WOODRUFF ANCESTRY 239
for his lord's woodlands. Woodruff has had various spelHngs:
Woodreeve, Woodreefe, Woodrove, Woodroffe, Woodrow,
Woodrufe, Woodruffe; Woodruff.
Note i. Abram Roll WooUey, who was stationed at Fort Pitt, has the
following record: "War Department, Washington, D. C. Abram R.
WooUey of New Jersey was appointed Captain and Deputy Commissary of
Ordinance, Dec. 24, 181 2, and Major of Ordinance Department Feb. 9,
181 5; transferred to the 7th U. S. Infantry June i, 182 1, and to the 6th U. S.
Infantry March 11, 1823; that he was promoted to be Lieutenant Colonel
December 16, 1825, and that he was dismissed the service May i, 1829."
Note 2. Robert WooUey was the brother of Emanuel WooUey, whose
descendants lived in East New Jersey. These brothers, Robert and Eman-
uel, probably came to Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1838 and to Connecticut in
1653; from there Robert went to South Hampton, Long Island, where he is
mentioned on the list of 1657.
Note 3. Pages refer to a history of Woodruff family compiled by Francis
E. Woodruff, entitled "A Branch of the Woodruff Stock."
Note. — The first number is the genealogical number; the second number indi-
cates the page.
Aertszen, Cornelis i
Ackerman, Annatie 27g
Geertie 2 yd
Lauwrens 2 ye
Adams, George 122
Adgate, Caroline 146
Agnew, Adah M 840
Anna N 445
Arthur G 444
Belle M 838
Fay D 441
Frank V 43 1
Fred F 436
Gertrude M 440
Guy O 448
Herbert R 437
Isaac A 443
Isaac B 160
Jessie M 842
Jessie W 442
Lela 1 447
Margaret J 159
Mary E 433
Minnie D 446
Nanetta E 434
Park D 841
Sarah G 435
Ward B 432
Ains worth, Emma 271 77
Akers, David P 474 126
Ale, Andrew C 407 192
Grace 806 192
Minnie N 807 192
Ruth M 808 192
Samuel 407 192
Allen, Anna G 695 216
Frank 994a 164
Ira W 695 216
Wilber 680 164
Anderson, James 347 93
Margaret 361 97
Andrew, Ephraim C 166 56
Samuel 166 56
Andrews, Mary L 185 60
Soloman 185 132
Applegate, Bryant 492 60
Charles 184 59
F. P 184 59
Arentse, Hendrickje 2 23
Ashley, George H 374 102
Atkinson, Charles C 300 83
Chester 684 165
Cleda 683 165
David B 299 83
Darwin E 302 83
Edwin S 301 83
Florence J 682 164
Frank 678 164
John 109 83
Ida G 681 164
Mabel 680 164
Nora 679 164
Bailey, Mary A 665 213
Baird, Andrew 546 143
Donald D 890 143
George W 440 119
Mattie 256 149
Samuel C 546 143
Volney 256 149
Baker, Jemima 393 188
Baldwin, Jay 828
Mary E 977
Richard S 978
Barker, Samuel 618
Barney, Ruth A 121
Bartholomew, Alia 229
Stephen L 229
Baumgarten, Donna E . . . . 949
John M 950
Baxter, Edward L 793
Beck, Ellen 399
Beebe, Edwin 594
Edwin H 269
Edward R 104
lone C 270
Joanna B 268
Ruthven S 593
Bell, Josephine 668
Benedum, Alva 788
Marguerite P 971
Bennet, Mary A 233
Bennett, Richard 451
Berks, Carlisle 916
Fred C 632
George E 914
Margaret E 915
Berry, Emma 150
Mary C 94
William C 94
Bice, Mercy N 395
Binyon, Arline 975
John S 974
Bissel, Caroline 332
Blachley, Eliza 295
Blackstone, Benjamin E. . . 333
Ella A 724
John K 119
John K 331
Lillian B 723
Lillian E , 332
Blackstone, William 119 89
William B 330 89
Blaker, William H 683 165
Bliss, Elizabeth L 350 93
William 350 181
Bohart, Emma 461 122
J. C 462 200
Lillian M 462 200
Bond, Marinda 370 185
Bonsell, Emily 307 166
Bongart, Ralph 13 24
Boomgaert, Cornelisse J. . . 8 25
Boongaert, Hendrickie 20 25
Marretie 21 25
Bowen, Mary 151 114
Bowles, Helen 213 135
Bowman, Cora A 408 193
Boyd, Martha 305 165
Braiden, Bryant F 696 167
Joseph 311 167
Marion G 697 168
Miles J 311 167
Miles J 951 216
Robert J 952 216
Roger A 311 167
Roscoe V 695 167
Ruth M 953 216
Brentner, Brooks B 740 218
Charles W 964 218
L. L 740 218
Bright, Nancy E 162 119
David 162 119
Britt, Eliza J 127 96
Brockman, Pearl 640 156
Brody, 253 73
Brough, Anna 568 149
Brown, Agnes 125 93
Allen R 850 200
Bryant W 848 199
Cecil B 849 200
Cecil W 460 199
Eugene 716 177
Eugene W 320 177
Frank P 468 125
Hannah M 655 159
James 291 81
James H 654 159
Margaret C 460a 200
William C 715 177
Buchanan, Eliza 273 152
Buckley, Clara P 875 205
Itha 1 872 205
Buckley, Marguerite 873 205
Olive 876 205
Patrick 523 205
Tracy M 874 205
William 523 205
Bump, Frances L 883 206
Loren H 534 206
Loren R 534 206
Burge, Fianna 698 216
Burrell, Daniel 380 187
Millard A 380 186
Butler, Marilla 397 107
Butter, Donald 898 209
James 628 209
John G 901 209
Margaret J 899 209
Marion 900 209
Bryant, Abigail 40 31
Abraham 64 32
Ada L 246 70
Adelbert 231 67
Adeline 327 89
Alexander 208 64
Alexander C 94 39
AlfordD iSS 54
Alice A 563 148
Andres 39d 28
Andres 1024 28
Andries 11 24
Andries 12 24
Andris 26 26
Ann 87 38
Ann E 179 59
Annetie 7 24
Annetie 22 26
Annette M 184 59
Arent 10 24
Arie 4 23
Arthur V 76 57
Avis B 825 194
Avis M 154 54
Belle... 355 96
Benjamin F 90 38
Bernard R 560 146
Bernice 732 181
Bertie 365 99
Berta 806 192
Bertha A 187 61
Bertha L 251 73
Bessie 357 97
Beth 826 19s
Blanche E 253 73
Bryant, Carl C 495 132
Caryl H 531 138
Charles 186 60
Charles A 180 59
Charles A 493 131
Charles P 89 38
Charles R 499 132
Chloe 39b 31
Christopher W 565 148
Clara 203 64
Clara M 564 148
Claude J 194 63
Cornells i 23
Cornelius 9 24
Cornelius 39b 28
Cynthia L 242 70
Daniel R 185 60
Daniel S 129 49
Daniel S 39d 31
Darwin D 869b 204
DarlO 869D 204
David 37 28
David 52 29
David 67 32
David 77 37
David 130 49
David E 95 40
David L 121 47
Donald K 869 204
Dora 220 66
Dorothea 209 65
Dorothea C 520 136
Dorothea L 215 65
Earl 500 132
Edith M 492 131
Edith M 561 146
Edmund E 343 92
Edmund R 453 ; 5 :. 54
Edmund R 423 115
Edward M 234 68
Elias 33 28
Elias S3 29
Elias 60 32
Elias 122 47
Elias W 182 59
Elizabeth 35 28
Elizabeth 55 29
Elizabeth 69 32
Elizabeth 745 184
Elizabeth " 39a 31
Elizabeth A 217 65
Elizabeth C 871
Bryant, Elizabeth D 157 54
Elizabeth R 337 92
Elmer E 427 115
Emma 341 92
Eva R 240 70
Fanny 39c 31
Florence 336 91
Floyd 497 132
Frank 210 65
Frank J 228 67
Franklin W 421 115
Fred 364 99
Frederick 84 38
Geary D 429 115
Geertruyd 8 24
George 131 49
George H 345 92
Glenn W 558 146
Hannah 30 27
Hannah 43 29
Hannah 54 29
Hannah 68 32
Hannah 100 40
Hannah 39I 31
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Isaac 79 37
Isaac 124 49
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Jacob 50 29
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Lyell 824 194
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Mary 39h 31
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Mary D 230 67
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Mary L 222 66
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Mary P 181 59
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Simeon 49 29
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Jonah 24 26
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Jane M 312 172
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Martha C 193 63
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Richard 83 62
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Freeman 300 164
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Josiah 164 56
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George 253 73
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Simon 396 107
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Eugene L 314 174
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Willard G 704 1 74
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Lloyt 649 157
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Isaac 282 155
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Catherine 656 160
Caroline 113 42
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Charles B 609 153
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Charles H 712 177
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Charles W 292 81
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Elizabeth 720a 178
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EmmaT 288 81
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Harry B 720 178
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Homer 659 160
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Isadore 273 77
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Milton D 285 80
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Texanna 321 88
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Edwin G 701
Jane M 700
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Daniel H 394
Harold H 776
Ida E 402
Sarah A 401
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Frank M 316
Margaret D 708
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Ethel M 490
George N 489
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Ida A 691
lola M 693b
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John N 692
Margaret E 689
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Steven H 693
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Dennis, Bruce 682
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Lawrence K 892
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Maxine D 893
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Mabel A 368
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Issie B 606
John A 273
John A 273
John A., Jr 601
Sarah E 607
Dowd, Conner loi
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Henry H 287
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Duyckinck, Sarah F 114 87
James 114 87
Edmunds, 116 42
Edom, Nellie 764 187
Edwards, James 473 126
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Maude 315 174
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Dora 307 166
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Charles 630 210
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Arabella F 351 182
Charlotte 959 217
David A 350 181
David W 958 217
Frederick 61 37
Gemm B 735 182
Gilbert 960 217
IdaE 352 183
Kenneth W 736 182
Maria L 61 37
Mary J 353 93
Rachel A 354 93
William 125 93
Winfred B 737 182
Fitch, Mary A 99 68
Flanner, Ida K 128 97
Fleming, Rebecca 132 99
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Sophia 311 167
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Forbs, Mary 135 loi
Foster, Amanda 171 125
Minnie 633 211
William 633 211
Fraker, Berdean 629 210
Francis, Laura 444 1 20
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Cleova L 900 153
Eva E 901 153
Theodore 614 153
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Freeman, Martha 115 88
Freese, Caroline 689 214
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John C 667 214
John C 667 214
Leanna M 936 214
Frieson, Phoebe 45 29
Frost, Lucy A 149 in
Worthy 149 in
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Charles S 880 205
Regina B 881 205
Fulton, Margaret 280 78
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Bernadine 863 202
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Thomas 469 201
Thomas B 859 201
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Gamble (or Gambell)
Agnes L 771 188
Anna 628 154
Caroline E 636 155
Carrie L 772 188
Catherine G 631 155
Cecil 915 632
Charles O 637 157
Charles W 283 78
David B 97 40
Edwin, Jr 920 211
Edwin R 635 155
Edwin S 282 78
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Elizabeth F 303 84
Francis F 902 210
Francis H 630 155
George F 904 210
Harvey 106 41
Harvey 917 211
Herbert F 629 154
Janet L 923 212
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John C 280 78
John C 903 210
Leroy 282 78
Levi W 303 165
Margaret 897 208
Martha 774 188
Mildred 921 211
Raymond 918 211
Raymond L 922 212
Robert H 392 107
Russel 916 211
Ruth 773 183
Gamble or (Gambell)
Sylvanus C 627
William B 905
George, Cecil M 857
Grace M 568
Helen L 570
Seth C 464
Seth C., Jr 856
Virginia V 855
Gettemy, Martha 380
Gibson, Ella J 373
Gillette, Pauline 317
Gillespie, Alice L 473
Boyd M 860
Bryant W 470
Bryant W 861
Luella J 472
Pauline W 475
Ralph M 476
Gilson, Eva 343
Goldberg, Perineia 287
Gormley, Forest M 544
John M 544
Grafton, Bryant 201
Grau, Justine 691
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Maria P 182
Thomas W 289
Greenwood, Minnie G 441
Gregg, Caroline 241
Grifi&n, Emily E 256
Eimice A 150
Gromann, Charles 542
Edna, 1 532
Gromann, Henry 542
Haight, Kate A 283
Hall, David B 213
Edward F 313
Hanley, Alice 418
Hanna, Adeline 294
John V 108
John T 670
John W 297
Mary E 296
Walker D 671
Harris, Frank 115
Lucy M 115
Haskins, Julia C 81
Hass, Delia 194
Hawkins, Albert 331
Ella J.... _ 331
Hawes, Lewis E 636
Hayden, Ann E 182
Hayward, Alfred 351
Alfred W 738
Alfreda 1 961
Arabella A 742
Arthur F 739
Charles W 351
Earl B 963
Earl G 741
Ida M 740
Roland F 962
William W 965
Hazelbalker, Mary C iS4a
Hendricks, Belitje i
Hewett, Mary A 637
Hill, Henrietta 76
Hitchcock, Adeline F 780
Bryan H 781
Donald E 785
Frank H 782
Frank A 399
John V 778
Helen F 779
Robert M 783
Hitchcock, S. A 399
Hixson, Curtis R 413
A. Frank 832
Hockett, J. Maxwell 862
Oliver O 472
Hockley, Thomas 308
Hodges, Minnie M 127
Norman W 127
Holler, Aaron M 457
Avis M 844
Edna E 843
Ida B 842
Hopkins, Benjamin 225
Louisa D 224
Hoppe, Geertie 5
Houfstater, Cora E 430
Hover, Addie L 398
Bryant G 395
Caroline E 389
Charles A 393
Cyrus H 146
Florence E 397
Kate P 394
Lora 1 390
Martha J 399
Mary E 392
Mercy W 393a
Minnie L 396
Hudson, Dora 319
Humble, Pearl 642
Hiunmel, Ernest 190
Marie A 505
Humes, Olive 76
Himt, Charlotte E 114
Holloway W 114
Samuel C 798
Hutchison, J. W 519
Ihrie, Lake 370
Mary J 370
Irwin, E. S 324
Helen W 957
Ruth H 722
Samuel B 721
Ireland, Elizabeth 402
Jamison, Hazel 776
Janes, Elizabeth 381
Johnson, Alberta 596
Anna C 769
Carrie E 768
Frances L 767
Gertrude C 766
Joseph R 765
Myron C 764
William E 381
Jones, Hattie 167
Jolly, Sarah 112
Keats, Jessie E 265
Keller, Anna E 165
John G 72
Kelley, Claude 673
Frank D 298
Jennie D 677
Mary F 672
Richard T 465
Kelsey, James O 679
Kieth, Lilian 417
Kimball, Vivian 694
Kenney, Charles 525
George W 525
Jerry M 525
Kip, Annetie 17
Hendrick H 7
Kissam, A. M 43 29
Anna 4od 3 1
Daniel 40a 31
Franklin 40c 31
John R 40b 31
Richard 40 31
Kline, Elbert 648 157
Klneisley, John R 718 178
Russel M 322 178
Kurfiss, George 663 160
Hattie O 933a 213
John E 933 213
Lackey, Elizabeth 184 59
Ladd, Elizabeth 97 66
Lancaster, Paralee 214 65
Lane, Mary 118 47
Larminie, Charles 143 106
Samuel H 143 52
Law, Esther 693 166
Lawrence, George W 81 61
Mary A 81 37
William 46 29
Leach, Bert C 643 156
Don C 641 156
Eugene E 639 156
Ida M 638 156
James 248 156
John F 640 156
John 284 156
Lloyt C 642 156
Thomas H 284 156
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Phillip 389 107
Lenhart, Harry 700 217
John H 956 217
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W. L 274 152
Lightfoot, Charles B 344 92
Lindley, Albert 533 206
Albert A 533 206
Albert G 882 206
Samuel L 533 206
Lindly, Bayard B 295 83
Emily 78 60
John M 29s 160
John M 664 160
Jennie F 665 160
Littell, Samuel 28 13
Logan, Lucinda 162 119
Lomax, Abel 97 66
Isabelle 97 40
Love joy, Claude B 449 1 20
Lovejoy, Edwin 163
Luscombe, Elizabeth E 410
Thomas T 410
Ljmn, Genevieve 360
Magie, Samuel 58
Manning, J. H 445
Maret, Benton 480
Marsh, Abram 38c
Martin, Archelaus 149
McCauley, Elizabeth 66
McClain, Evert R 796
McClandish, Estella 385
McCorkle, Emmett W. . . . 222
Emmett W., Jr 522
McCoy, Jane 246
McDonald, Waitie 721
McElree, George W 305
Helen B 687
Hiram W 686
Ralph A 688
McFarland, Elizabeth 105
McGill, Mary 77
McGrew, Katherine C. . . . 317
McLean, William R 981
McLeary, Mary J 668
McMillan, Charles 752
Jasper A 668
McVay, Demas L 296
Demas L 938
McVay, Leanna J 666
Priscilla D 667
Thomas F 668
McVicer, Anne C 139
Meeker, A. M 42
Mercer, Rebecca 330
Meridith, Adelbert P 368
Frank D 746
Merriman, Mary 133
Merris, Daniel 78
Mary J 78
Metcalf , Alston 763
Richard A 377
Meyer, Fredrica D 741
Milan, Laura A 470
Miller, Horace 211c
John R 211
John R., Jr 211b
Margaret E 211a
Mary E 153
Minton, Mary L 113
Mitchel, Anna 372
Catherine W 136
Charles E 750
Clarence M 748
Edna G 755
Edwin G 756
Eliza A 134
Frances L 380
George A 757
Hannah A 143
Hannah M 383
Howard R 749
Isaac C 144
Mitchel, Jane 378 102
John 379 102
John B 140 51
John F 38s 105
Joseph 139 51
Katharyn 758 186
Katherine C 374 102
Lettie M 371
Martha M 382 103
Mary B 377 102
Mathew 370 100
Mathew B 68 51
Mathew C 142 51
Mathew 376 102
Mathew W 759 186
Nancy K 381 103
Robert 375 102
Robert 135 51
Robert B 760 186
Robert 1 747 185
Simeon 138 51
Torrence 141 51
William D 761 186
William T 373 102
Moll, Lambert H 3 23
Montgomery, Clarence. ... 195 63
Ruth A 392 188
Moore, Dora 264 150
Margaret 57 30
Moorman, Altha 406 109
Morrow, Carol L 729 180
Helen M 730 181
Hodson 340 92
John M 341 92
John T 340 180
Merritt B 726 180
Neil 729 180
Ruth F 731 181
Wendell B 727 180
Mount, Jasper E 290 159
Jasper E 290 159
MuflEat, Anne 251 148
Mulford, Abraham 35 28
Elizabeth 35a 28
Sarah 3sb 28
Mvillen, Kathryn 1 738 182
Muraine, Mortimer 699 172
Myers, Abraham 540 142
Emma M 540 142
Nagle, Grear 233 68
Samuel G 535 139
Nalbert, Kittie M 442 120
Niehause, Charles A 183 131
Minnie K 183 131
Newell, Frederick W 397 107
William H 397 107
Nicely, Jacob 105 77
Sarah 105 77
Nissen, Charles D 945 215
Catherine A 946 215
Harold S 944 215
Hans 690 215
Mary E 943 215
Nis 690 215
Walter R 947 215
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Henry W 165 121
James H 450 121
Norton, Elizabeth 225 66
Nye, Isabel 544 142
Pangburn, Clarissa 149 iii
Parkinson, Elizabeth no 83
Parish, A. L 583 150
Parsons, Dorothy T 887 207
Ella 889 207
Hiram O 538 206
John 538 206
John H 888 207
Truman 886 207
Partch, Hoyt 772 188
Mary 966 219
Robert C 967 219
Partelle, Mary E 417 193
Patterson, James 507 134
Jennie 508 134
Margaret M 509 134
Thomas M 199 64
Paulase, Mynonn 11 24
Payne, Lucinda 491 131
Pearce, Harriet 102 72
Michael 102 72
Peavy, Melissa 465 1 24
Peckinpaw, Simon 200 134
Perkins, Mary J 237 142
Sally E 573 150
Perry, Ida L 463 122
Peters, M. Frances 533 206
Peterson, O. C 608 153
Paul 899 153
Phelps, A. Cassius 187 61
Piatt, Jacob 349 93
Pierce, Jonathan 311 167
Ruth 311 167
Pierce, Sarah J 351 182
Pierson, Frank M 502 133
Frank M., Jr 870 204
Post, Adam C 149 53
Adelaide 416 114
Adalaide E 797 192
Albert L 810 193
Alice L 804 192
Alvin D 969 219
Arthur C 821 194
Asher T 145 52
Bryant 147 52
Charles A 408 in
Charles B 790 190
Charles C 69 52
Charles C 402 109
Charles G 151 53
Claire B 792 191
Clarence M 791 190
Clark C 402 191
Cora E 788 190
Corwin H 419 114
Cyrus V 811 193
Edward G 403 109
Edna J 796 191
Etta M 402 191
Florence N 800 192
Frank P 818 194
Marold R 417 114
Harvey 152 53
Helen C 968 219
Helen M 420 114
Helen M 822 194
Helen R 794 191
Howard 814 193
Ida G 793 191
Ira B 415 113
Isaac B 150 53
Jerome K 815 194
Jeremiah 69 52
John 972 220
John C 816 194
Katherine A 805 192
Katie E 409 in
Laurence 819 194
Leonidas C 795 191
Leonidas H 148 52
Leonidas H 406 109
Louie C 789 190
Mabel 413 in
Margaret 114 87
Margaret G 411 in
Post, Marion 823 194
Martha 146 52
Martha 407 iii
Martha H 799 192
Martha J 405 109
Martha L 801 192
Mary 973 220
Mary E 404 109
Mary M 412 iii
Mildred A 802 192
Raymond A 809 193
Robert R 820 194
Ruth 798 192
Samuel A 401 109
Sarah J 803 192
Stanley B 813 193
Vernon B 418 114
William F 414 in
William S 400 109
William S 787 190
Winfred B 410 in
Winfred H 817 194
Winfred L 812 193
Postlewaite, Elizabeth .... 93 65
Pratt, Sarah S 120 91
Priest, Nancy 289 158
Ransom, Mercy A 67 49
Rawhouser, Anna 906 210
Jerome L 631 210
Jerome L 908 210
John G 907 210
Rawles, Eliza J 149 in
John 149 III
Rayburn, Sara M 276 154
Reeder, Margaret 66 47
Rice, Ethel 646 157
Rich, Corrilla 737 217
Ridgeway, Clarriet A 934a 213
James L 665 213
Philip L 934 213
William B 665 213
Wilma J 934b 213
Riggan, Sarah 571 149
Roach, Harold V 940 214
Henry 672 214
Raymond 939 214
Robbins, Ida A 309 85
Ida M 415 113
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Leona P 617 153
Marvin M 275 78
Mary 616 153
Roberts, Maude 614
Volney W 615
Robertson, Bernard R . . . . 560
Clara L 556
Clifford L 551
Elizabeth B 547
Eli M 100
Emil M 553
Eva B 550
Fletcher L 239
Francis M 548
Irene J 557
John H 554
Joseph A 549
Joseph H 238
Mary J 237
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Rodgers, Delia A 533
William H 233
Ross, Abigail 58
Daniel, Jr 45
Routt, Birdie M 221
John L 221
Rowley, Ann 183
Runnels, Julia 149
Rushmore, Abigail 29
Russell, Catherine 149
Sanger, Adna 225
Benjamin H 527
Edith M 529
Elnora A 524
Harvey C 877
Hazel C 525
L. W 223
Sarah A 526
Sarah E 528
Violetta P 523
Sarber, Myrtle 366
Sasse, Henrietta C 542
Scheckler, Bryant 198
Edna J 196
Frank J 88
Maude E 197
Searing, John 25
Seitz, Catherine 842
Sellers, Charles W 595
Clyde C 597
Mary E 598
Robert D 596
Thomas N 272
Shaw, Hannah 451
Sheldon, Berta 828
Harry J 426
Walter B 828a
Shields, N.M 645
Shirk, Abner 698
Edwin C 954
Richard A 955
Shurte, Alice E 543
Sill, Anna 7
Silvers, Anna 169
Skow, Dora L 941
Frederick P 689
Margaret D 942
Smith, Anna M 692
Daniel R 412
Daniel E. W 412
J- B 330
John V 294
Lulu N 663
Martha J 661
Thomas D 662
Wilford M 194
Snyder, Hoyt P 585
Jessie B 580
John K 258
99 Snyder,Maude 578 150
142 Paul J 584 150
63 Pearl E 579 150
38 Sophia J 582 150
63 Wildie W 583 150
38 Spittal, Bertha M 502 133
63 Cassias D 503 133
27 JohnH 188 61
26 Stalter, Anna 254 74
28 Charles E 263 74
199 Chester L 591 151
152 Delphia 262 74
152 Edwin R 264 74
152 Elura 258 74
164 Emma J 573 150
152 Ethel C 574 150
152 Eimice V 592 151
152 Franklin 259 74
121 Frederick L 267 74
195 George H 256 74
195 Gladys Y 588 151
19s Harold 587 151
195 Hiram 103 74
IS7 John 103 74
216 John F 576 150
216 John W 265 74
216 Julia J 266 74
216 Lottie M 575 150
207 Mabel G 590 151
208 Martha B 257 74
25 Mary K 255 74
122 Moreta L 589 151
215 Samuel B 261 74
214 Verne 586 151
214 Volney J 577 150
215 Stealy, Amos 842 221
166 Elva 980 221
133 Haldene R 842 199
III Kirk H 979 221
III Studley, Kittle 293 81
160 Steinbrook, Margaret 67 32
179 Stensell, Lulu 425 115
160 Stewart, Eliza J 148 52
160 Gladys 498 204
213 Grace 494 204
160 Samuel 148 109
160 Stholp, Sarah 185 132
133 Stoops, Irene 239 69
150 Straight, Nelson H 188 61
150 Stroup, Mae 609 153
74 Stuckey, Alfred B 154a 116
150 Anna 480 127
Stuckey, Asa W iS4d ii6
Avis A IS4C ii6
Bryant 478 127
Elizabeth C i54f 117
Frances E i54h 117
Grace i54g "7
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John S 174 127
Joseph W 154 116
Julia P 864 202
Madison W 479 127
Ruby 482 127
Samuel 169 122
Sarah M 169 122
Sullivan, Mary 269 151
Sunderland, James 393 188
Mercy E 393 107
Tabitha 395 189
Sutton, Eva 178 59
Swain, Helen 629 154
Sweeney, David L 423 194
Emily E 423 194
Mary 495 132
Swickard, Susanna 306 84
Talbot, Elizabeth 514 135
Talcott, Florence 238 69
Henry 238 69
Taylor, Elmira 94 66
Teeple, Polly 100 69
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Mary 148 109
Theresa 315 174
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Charles B 847 199
Christine B 866 204
Elizabeth A 846 199
Jay 847f 199
John B 867 204
Walter B 483 203
Wilma C 868 204
William 847a 199
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